Early voters voting early, sort of in droves

By: - October 23, 2018 6:17 am

Roughly as many Nevadans have voted in the first three days of early voting than voted in the first seven days of the last midterm election in 2014.

Here is the tally from the secretary of state’s office for the first three days of 2018 (as of early Tuesday morning the SOS office had yet to report Monday’s turnout in several rural counties):

early 18And here are the totals for the first week of 2014:
early 2014The 2014 midterm election, it should be remembered, was a decidedly lackluster affair — there was no U.S. Senate race, and at the top of the ticket, Democrats declined to field a credible candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.