Pasco early voting exceeds absentee turnout
Pasco County voters have blasted past the early voting turnout from 2004. By noon today, 34,584 people had voted early with four days left. In the presidential race four years ago, 29,584 people voted early.
The Supervisor of Elections Office noted the turnout this year equates to a voter going through one of Pasco's seven early voting sites every six seconds.
Meanwhile, there are 28,265 absentee ballots in. Overall, Republicans have a 1,345-ballot advantage despite turning in almost 5,800 more absentee ballots. That's what the Democratic Party's early voting push is accomplishing.
-- David DeCamp, Times staff writer