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Early votes higher than normal

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:01 am

With mid-term federal elections looming, reports from across the country indicated heavy early voting. Some areas were said to have more early voters than they had on the actual Election Day in 2014, the last mid-term election year. Pundits could speculate about what it means but no one could say with assurance its significance.
Northumberland County was no exception.
Kathy Davenport, Northumberland’s registrar of voters said last week, that “there is a large absentee turn out” but didn’t provide a number. She noted that a large absentee vote usually means heavier than usual voting on Election Day.
Who the voting might favor also could not be divined from the early votes since Davenport said the early ballots were coming from all of Northumberland’s six polling places. Some of the county’s voting districts are so reliably Democrat or Republican that a heavy early vote in them would give a hint as to who was being favored, but that wasn’t the case.
For the full article pick up a copy of this weeks Northumberland Echo 11/7/18