Early voting less popular this year

Either because the novelty has worn off or there weren’t exciting races on the ballot, the number of people voting early slipped this year for the first time. “We had 15,800 early voters in 2006 primary, and this year we had only 12,100, said Washoe voter registrar Dan Burke.

He said early voting accounted for 30 percent of the total primary turnout two years ago, but “we think now we will be lucky to hit 20 percent, given what we have seen in early voting for this election.”