Early voting continues despite weather, except in Morgan County
October 29, 2012 ·
According to the latest numbers released, 16,000 people voted early over the past weekend, and so far, early voting continues across the state despite the weather, except in Morgan County where voting will be suspended tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30. Secretary Tennant said the situation in Morgan County is too dangerous for people to risk their safety.
The Secretary of State’s Office is working closely with County
Clerks to develop contingency plans
for early voting locations in the event power is lost or if other emergencies
If power goes out at an early voting location, the batteries on the
touch screen voting machines have enough power to run the machines for several
hours, but the Secretary of State’s office is urging people to use their best
judgment about whether to venture out to vote given the developing inclement weather.
Power outages have been experienced in previous elections,
but did not stop the elections process.
According to the Secretary of State’s office, statewide
total early votes listed so far are 73,603. Slightly more than half of the
votes cast so far are from registered Democrats while 35 percent are registered
Republicans, and nearly 10,000 are listed with “no party” affiliation.
The others are either registered with the Mountain Party or
listed as “other.”
has seen the highest number of ballots cast with just over 7,000 votes cast,
while Calhoun County
has seen the lowest, with zero votes reported.
Early voting continues until November 3. The general
election is on November 6.