Record Number of Early Voters Results In Rare Saturday Hours

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Record levels of early voting at the Ada County Board of Elections prompted officials to announce late today that they will take the unprecedented step of opening their doors this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

“Many folks work during our regular early voting hours," said Ada County Clerk Chris Rich. "With the record volume we are experiencing, I saw this as a great opportunity for us to help those folks vote.”

Early voting at the Benjamin Lane location has been steady, averaging close to 900 voters per day. More than 6,000 people were expected to have voted early in Ada County by the close of business Tuesday.

"From the moment we opened our doors, it has been busy and it’s only gotten busier since.” said Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane. “If you want to avoid waiting in line, not only should you vote early, but you had better vote soon.”

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