According to the Warren County Election Commission, turnout for early voting has been sluggish with only 1,563 absentee and early voters casting their ballots as of Friday morning.
The majority have been in the Democratic Primary.
“It’s slower than we thought it would be, but a lot of candidates are running as independents,” said Susie Davenport, a deputy for the Election Commission. “It only takes one minute to vote and we’ve not had a line yet.”
With early voting coming to an end this Thursday, April 26, voters will have to go to their precinct on Election Day as there will be no voting at the Administration Building.
Davenport also said young people don’t realize they can go ahead and register to vote.
“If your child is going to be 18 by Aug. 2, you need to register before the deadline, which is July 3,” explained Davenport.
Election administrator Donna Smith added, “The Election Commission spends $5,000 on sample ballots so please look at them before you vote.”
Early voting hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday.