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Record Breaking Early Voter Turnout Makes For Smooth Sailing At Jackson County Polls

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In Jackson County, Supervisor of Elections Sylvia Stephens says it's probable the high early voting turnout kept the lines down this Election Day. She says 42 percent cast their vote by going to the polls early or through absentee, which is a record.

Meanwhile, voters were still out casting their vote today. The Supervisor of Elections office was also busy answering voters' questions regarding where to vote and updating their address. Stephens and another canvassing member were also busy processing absentee ballots.  

With an hour and half left before the polls closed, the elections office reported a 70 percent turnout...which was just two percentage points from meeting the turnout during the 2008 presidential election.

In addition to knowing who will be our next Commander in Chief, there are four local races that will be decided in Jackson county...which include: the sheriff for Jackson county...Tax Collector, and a county commission seat for district 3 and 5.