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As election day nears, thousands have already voted

About 6,500 Logan County voters won’t be casting General Election ballots Tuesday, not because they can’t, but because they already have.

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ABOVE: Workers from North American Van Lines load polling equipment today from the Logan County Board of Elections onto a truck to be taken and set up at various Logan County precincts. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: From the left: Phill Francis and Diana Gamble hand boxes of polling equipment today to Steve Reames to be stored and transported to county polling sites. BELOW:
Logan County voters will cast ballots from one of 40 precincts on Tuesday. This graphic includes the addresses and available phone numbers from each polling location.

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The Logan County Board of Elections has received an average of about 200 voters per day since early voting commenced Oct. 2.

“We had 198 people cast ballots (Sunday,)” director Diana Gamble said. “I thought because it was Sunday, maybe it would be slow, but it was just as busy as it has been.”

Of the 6,527 votes cast through Sunday, 2,339 were from voters who identified as Republicans and 632 were cast from Democrats. Most of the ballots — 3,550 — were from “non-partisans.” Six early votes were cast from self-identified Libertarians.

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