MOUNT VERNON — The number of early ballots cast in Knox County this year is on pace to be larger than that of the 2008 election.
Kim Horn, director of Knox County Board of Elections, said as of Friday morning 10,232 individuals had already voted, up from last year’s count. She said that number represents nearly 25 percent of the registered voters in the county, and predicts that by the time the polls close Tuesday, 75 percent of those registered, or 32,000 people, will have cast their votes.
There are still opportunities for early voting at the Board of Elections Office, 117 E. High, Mount Vernon: Today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Polls open Tuesday at 6:30 a.m.
Horn said individuals who were issued absentee ballots must return them to the Board of Elections by 6:30 p.m. on Election Day. They cannot be accepted at the polls, but may be mailed; they must be postmarked by Nov. 5. Absentee ballots, Horn said, will be counted first on election night.
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