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Voter registration in county tops 76,000

October 25, 2006

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More than 76,000 people have registered to vote in Douglas County, according to the county clerk's office.

Several hundred registrations were submitted to the office near Monday's registration deadline for the Nov. 7 election, and not all had been counted late Tuesday, said Keith Campbell, deputy clerk of elections.

A party breakdown of the registrations shows that unaffiliated voters outnumber those with the main political parties. The latest count showed 26,848 unaffiliated registered voters.

The party breakdown so far: Republicans, 24,554; Democrats, 23,860; Reform, 97; and Libertarians, 760.

As of the end of Monday, 386 voters had cast advance ballots at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. The county sent 5,422 ballots to those who had requested them; 330 have been returned.

Advance voting continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the courthouse. The last opportunity will be from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 6.

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