Thousands cast their ballots as early voting closes
Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- Friday is the last day of early voting, and across Clark County alone thousands have cast their decision already.
So far, thousands of people have gone to poll locations across the state to vote for their candidates, and Friday people continued to do so with surprising ease.
The Registrar of Elections says this election year records are being broken. More than 850,000 people registered to vote in Clark County this year, while back in 2008 it was at 815,000. Despite those higher numbers the county says things have gone pretty smoothly at the polls. Unlike 4 years ago the votes have come in more evenly across the past two weeks as opposed to these last few days.
"I don't think you need to be concerned about really long lines like we've had in the past. Right where you and I are standing, four years ago we would have been in about halfway down the line, and right now there's nobody around us. We'll still have a good turnout. We'll be over 30,000 voters I'm sure of that," says Larry Lomax the Clark County Registrar.
The expectation is to end the day with close to 415,000 voters having cast their ballots in early voting; pretty much a 50-percent turnout.
And there is still time to vote if you haven't. Many of the early voting sites will be open until 9 p.m. Friday evening.