Primary Election Turnout Low In Clark County

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Turnout is low in Clark County after the first six days of early voting in the primary election.

The Clark County Election Department says nearly 17,000 voters had cast ballots before Friday - a turnout of 2.4 percent of active voters.

An additional 7,600 mail ballots had been received, for a total of more than 24,000 votes, or 3.5 percent of the county electorate.

The early voting period is 14 days. Votes can be cast at malls, stores and government buildings through Aug. 8. Election Day is Aug. 12.

Officials estimate turnout for the primary could be as low as 15 percent.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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

AP-NY-08-02-08 1310EDT

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