Just over 900 Warren countians took advantage of their early voting option the first week of early balloting.
“That’s not a bad number when you consider four years ago, in 2008, there were only about 2,500 people who voted altogether,” said election administrator Donna Smith. “But then this year we do have a contested local race with a lot of candidates running for property assessor in the Democratic primary.”
Also up for referendum is the question of whether the county will continue a $30 wheel tax.
As was the case four years ago, there is a contested Republican primary, however, this year the GOP race has an outcome which is still unclear. On the Democratic side, incumbent President Barack Obama is running uncontested.
There is still time to vote early, Smith noted, pointing out early voting will continue through Feb. 28. Balloting is held in the early voting room behind the county government building on Locust Street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. There will be no early voting on Presidents Day this Monday.
Those who do not vote early can exercise their constitutional right when polls around the county open March 6. Smith said voters should make sure to bring their voter registration card and picture ID. While all voters can vote on the wheel tax option, voters must chose between the Democrat or Republican primaries.