Jackson County Expects High Turnout for Early Voting

By: Heather Waliga
By: Heather Waliga

People had a chance to get their votes in early.

Monday was the first day Jackson County voters could join the rest of the state, casting ballots 15 days before general elections on November 7.

In 2002 Jackson County had an early voter turnout of 38 percent. In 2004 that number reached 51 percent.

This year election supervisors say they expect to see close to 2,000 turn out over the 12-day early voting period.

"Our voters really like early voting. It's convenient, it's been really popular. For the first day of early voting we have already had a steady stream of people coming in to vote early and our voters really seem to like it," said Jackson County Assistant Supervisor of Elections Vicki Farris.

Jackson County's early voting will take place at the Supervisor of Election’s Office Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You need to bring a picture ID when you come to vote.

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