Push for early voting in Clark County continues
With Election Day just a little more than a week away, more than 200,000 people in the county have already cast their ballots. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- Early voting is in full swing in Clark County.
With Election Day just a little more than a week away, more than 200,000 people in the county have already cast their ballots.
The lines to vote at the Meadows Mall have been steady all week long. But John Pennell didn't mind having to wait a few minutes while his wife cast her ballot, "I'm very happy. I'm glad to see so many people taking it seriously because it's a serious election."
Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax says turnout over the first week of early voting has been up; about 50,000 more people have cast their ballot, compared to this time in 2008.
Teacher Joanne Izzo says, in her opinion, it's because so much is at stake in this election, "I know in my profession, a lot of people are engaged because education is so important. Plus there's the proposition to renovate schools."
Joanne cast her ballot at the Las Vegas Athletic Club on West Sahara. She says the wait at locations like this isn't bad, compared to what it can be on Election Day.
Not every state allows early voting, but Lomax says election officials throughout Nevada have tried to make the process easy and accessible to as many people as possible.
Click here for a full list of early voting locations.
Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 2 in Clark County.