The legislature added two more days to the early voting period this year. Typically the last day of early voting has produced a spike in balloting. This year’s early voting will last eight days, until Thursday at 8 p.m. In previous years, it has only lasted six days.
As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, 90,223 people had voted. This included 67,043 Democrats (74% of those voting so far) and 21,811 Republicans (24%), with only 1,369 unaffiliated and minor party members voting (1.5%).
Of those eligible to vote in the primary, Democrats make up 60% and Republicans comprise 28%. The unaffiliated and other party members can only vote in counties electing school board members in nonpartisan races.
So far, only 3.27% of 2 million eligible Democrats have voted, and only 2.3% of 950,000 eligible Republicans.
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