Early Voting a Success

Lines formed at polling sites Friday the last day to vote early in Nevada, and election officials say the combined total of early and absentee ballots should approach 300,000, half of all those expected to vote in the general election.

In Washoe County, Registrar Dan Burk says the record for early voting, set in the 2004 elections, was broken by Thursday evening when the total went over 34-thousand. By midday today, the count was nearly 36,000. Another 14,000 people had mailed in absentee ballots.

In Clark County, Registrar Larry Lomax says the early vote total by midday was about 147,000 and could hit 165,000 by Friday night. More than 24,000 absentee ballots have been sent in.

In the state's smaller counties, more than 32,000 people had voted early as of Friday morning.