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Early voting continues through Friday

Ciarra Begovich votes for her first time at the Douglas County Courthouse in Minden in this photo taken by grandmother Dixie Martin.

With only three days left in early voting, election officials are anticipating about half of Douglas County's active voters will have cast a ballot before Election Day.

Early and absentee voting has hit 11,697 or just short of 40 percent of Douglas County's active voters.

"We are very pleased with the turn out," Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis said on Tuesday. "We would love to see 60 percent of our voters vote by absentee ballot or early voting."

Early voting died back a little bit on Monday with only 944 people turning out to cast a ballot.

“We are very pleased with the turn out. We would love to see 60 percent of our voters vote by absentee ballot or early voting.”Kathy LewisDouglas County clerk-treasurer

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The polls will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the county courthouse through Friday.

Polls will be open 2-6 p.m. today at the Kahle Community Center.

The deadline was Tuesday to obtain an absentee ballot. Requests must be made in writing. Absentee ballots may be dropped off anytime up to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

On Election Day, voters must go to their polling place to cast a ballot. That information is on the sample ballot, or can be found at govotedouglas.com.