16 percent of county's voters voted early
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Oct. 29, 2010 at 5:29 a.m.
Almost 1,400 people voted Friday on the last day of early voting for Tuesday's General Election.
By the time voting ended at 7 p.m. Friday, 1,392 had cast their vote.
In the past two weeks, 8,285 people, or 16 percent, of the county's registered voters voted early.
Twenty-four percent more people came out to vote early in person than in 2006, according to a news release from Victoria County election administrator's office.
Thirty-seven peopled voted by mail on Friday. Of the 1,686 ballots mailed, 1,550 were returned by the end of the day Friday.
Victoria County has 51,692 registered voters.
Other area counties recorded double-digit percentage voting in the early vote.
Total: 2,090, 15.74 percent
Voted in Person: 1,838
Voted by mail: 252
Registered voters: 13,282
Total: 2,044, 16 percent
Voted my mail: 104
Registered voters: 12,711
Total: 1,956, 16 percent
Voted in person: 1,781
Voted by mail: 175
Registered voters: 11,831
Number for other area counties were not available Friday night.