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Election Election
Early voting continues with high turnout
Dawson County ended the first week of early voting Oct. 19 with 2,328 people casting ballots ahead of the Nov. 6 election- more than three times the amount of voters in the first week of early voting in 2014, the last midterm elections. The week one total in 2014 was 725 voters, according to Glenda Ferguson, director of elections and registration. Ferguson also reported that 455 people voted on the first day of early voting Oct. 15, compared to only 91 people casting ballots the first day of early voting in 2014. The 2018 numbers do not count absentee ballots- as of Monday morning, 392 had been sent out and 237 accepted back, Ferguson said.
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