Early Voting Underway
Sacramento area elections officials say mail-in ballot requests have set a new record.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Less than three weeks remain before the election and local officials say they’re working overtime to prepare for what could be a record turn-out.
Yolo county clerk recorder Freddy Oakley says her office is buzzing with phone calls and emails about next month’s election… “we are busy, busy busy…”
Oakley says more people are requesting mail in ballots in Yolo County than in past elections…and she’s predicting 80-percent of voters will cast ballots in her area come November fourth…
“people are very enthusiastic and concerned about this election and so even experienced voters are much more on the ball about what’s going on about their registration and their ballot…”
The deadline for all California voters to request mail-in ballots is next Monday.
In Sacramento County…same story…elections office spokesman Brad Buyse (Bice) says there’s a whirlwind of activity as more than 40-percent of voters already have requested mail-in ballots.
The ballot in Sacramento county is so large that it will require more postage than the 42-cent first class stamp. But, Buyse says if you’ve already mailed your ballot without the extra postage…it will still be delivered.