Early Voting for 2008 Could Break Records

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Election authorities are preparing for massive
turnout when early voting begins tomorrow at hundreds of polling
sites across Texas.

From Houston to Lubbock, officials are projecting record
participation, prompting authorities to add polling stations, haul
in extra equipment and add workers.

The early voting period begins Monday and ends October 31. Those
eligible to vote by mail must request ballots by October 28.

Authorities worked over the weekend to whittle down a backlog of
voter registration applications that flooded into county
registration offices. The last-minute applications prompted fears
of delays and hassles for recently registered voters but officials
say polling workers should be able to verify registration by phone.

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