Archive for Thursday, October 30, 2008

Polls open Tuesday

Joseph and Deborah Stober cast their votes at the Eudora Community Center during the primary election in July. Polls will be open for the general election Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Joseph and Deborah Stober cast their votes at the Eudora Community Center during the primary election in July. Polls will be open for the general election Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October 30, 2008

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for elections.

Polling places according to districts will be:

• District 50 (west Eudora) will vote at the Church of Christ, 1530 Winchester Road

• District 52 (north Eudora) will vote at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. 7th St.

• District 53 (south Eudora) will vote at the Eudora Township Fire Station, 310 E. 20th St.

• District 54 (central Eudora) will vote at the Eudora Community Center, 1630 Elm St.

Douglas County residents can vote early at the Douglas County Courthouse, which is open until 7 p.m. every day this week, and until 3 p.m. Saturday. There is a satellite location at Eudora City Hall, which is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, as well.

By the voter registration deadline last Tuesday, Douglas County had 81,208 registered voters, but that number is on the rise because applications still are being counted.

As of Tuesday, there were about 11,200 advance voters in Douglas County, meaning they have either voted in person or had been mailed a ballot.  

There were about 10,000 people in 2004 who voted early.

The county had 77,209 registered voters for the August primary, and 65,181 at the time of the 2004 general election.

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said he anticipated a voter turnout of about 80 percent.

Three of Eudora’s polling stations also will have polling places just for kids so they can cast their ballot for their candidates of choice. Any student is invited to vote at Eudora Church of Christ, Eudora City Hall or Eudora Township Fire Department from 6:45 to 9 a.m. or from 2:45 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

For more information on voting in Douglas County or to see a sample ballot, visit

www.douglascountyelections.com

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