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Early Voting Ends Friday, Nov. 2

Lines at the Board of Elections have been long, but not at the Classic Center.

 

One of the many differences between voting in 2012 and 2008 is this: few people who are voting early are doing so at the Classic Center. Board of Elections Supervisor Gail Schrader doesn't know why.

"It's beautiful, there's free parking and no waiting," she says. "Maybe the conferences are taking up the parking, but it's really easy."

Today is the last day to vote early, and to vote at the Classic Center or the Board of Elections office on Washington Street. The crowd at the Board of Elections office has been steady since early voting began last month. Schraders says that about 20 percent of those eligible to vote have done so.

That may seem like a lot of people, but in 2008, about 40 percent of voters decided to vote early.

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