Early Voting For Nevada Primary Under Way

RENO (AP) - A day after Nevada Supreme Court rulings on term limits ended the campaigns of some veteran public officials, early voting began today across the state for a relatively low-stakes Aug. 12 primary election.

Under the direction of the Secretary of State's office, county election officials posted signs at polling places advising voters of the effect of the court's rulings in certain races.

The rulings mean no new terms for 21 incumbents in current local
or state government posts, many of whom are on ballots.

Since ballots were already printed for the start of early voting, no changes in listed candidates could be made.

Early voting totals were not immediately available for the state's two most populous counties, Clark around Las Vegas and Washoe around Reno.

Clark Registrar Larry Lomax and Washoe Registrar Dan Burk both
say they expect a voter turnout of 20 to 25 percent for the primary.

Early voting at grocery stores, libraries, government buildings and shopping malls across the state will continue until Aug. 8.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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