Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes was "surprised and pleased."
Thirty-three people went Wednesday to the Douglas County Courthouse to take advantage of the state's new advance voting law and cast an early ballot in the Aug. 6 primary election.
"There was nothing to gauge it by, but I thought we would be doing pretty well if we had a half a dozen," Jaimes said.
The new law takes the place of what was formerly absentee voting. It allows registered voters to vote in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the courthouse.
The voting booth at the courthouse will be kept open until noon Aug. 5. Primary voting at the county's regular polling places will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 6.
Jaimes said her office also mailed out 379 ballots Wednesday to people who have applied to vote early by mail.