Saturday, October 18, 2008

First day of Early Vote in Nevada

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Saturday was the first day of Early Vote in Nevada. Today I visited two early vote stations, which are held at local grocery stores, both in the Las Vegas area (one in Henderson and one in Summerlin). And both had long lines.

At mid-day, early voting had already broke records. From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Turnout is high in Clark County on the first day of early voting, officials said today.

As of 2:15 this afternoon, more than 15,300 people had voted in Clark County, surpassing the record of 14,000 first-day voters set in 2004.

When early voting sites opened this morning, “there were a lot of eager people standing in line,” county Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said. “It’s been busy everywhere.”

Early voting hours and locations can be found at the Clark County Election Department’s Web site,

UPDATE: The official numbers for the first day of Early Vote in Las Vegas were 25,105 - almost double of the record high recorded on the first day of early vote in 2004.

Below are a a few pictures at I took of the lines at a West Las Vegas early vote station today.