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EARLY VOTING TALLY CONTINUES TO CLIMB

More than 113,000 people cast ballots in the first five days of early voting in Clark County, with Democrats continuing to go to the polls at more than twice the rate of Republicans, according to the Clark County Election Department.

As of the end of voting Wednesday, of 113,201 Clark County voters, 64,851 were Democrats, 30,192 were Republicans and the rest were nonpartisan or members of minor parties.

In Washoe County, 29,123 votes had been recorded through Wednesday, including 15,469 Democrats and 9,116 Republicans.

The statistics reflect only the parties with which voters are registered, not necessarily who is winning the election. Actual voting results will not be disclosed until after the polls close on Election Day, Nov. 4.

Statewide, 171,019 people had voted through Wednesday, a turnout of 14 percent, according to the secretary of state’s office. Partisan statistics are not available for the state’s 15 rural counties, which are home to about 15 percent of the electorate.

Early voting began Saturday and continues through Oct. 31 at grocery stores, malls, libraries and other locations throughout the state. Hours and locations vary. Those who are registered to vote should consult the sample ballot they should have received in the mail for details.

 

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