Early voting ends Friday, numbers double 2006 turnout

JR Ortega By JR Ortega

Oct. 27, 2010 at 5:27 a.m.
Updated Oct. 28, 2010 at 5:28 a.m.

Haven't found a chance to cast your vote for the general election?

Well don't worry - early voting ends Friday, and with a 24-percent increase in in-person early voting, the year is going strong, said George Matthews, Victoria County elections administrator.

"There are a lot of people who are interested in the statewide and local races," he said.

The race for district attorney between incumbent Steve Tyler and challenger Deborah Branch, appears to be attracting a lot of interest, Matthews said.

In the 2006 gubernatorial election, 6,658 people had voted by the end of the in-person early voting. As of Wednesday, 5,363 had voted. Matthews expects that number to climb fast.

"Always on the last couple of days we see more voters," he said.

In years past, early voting has represented just under half of the total vote, he added.

"Not quite sure what will happen this year," he said.



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