Early voter turn-out in Montgomery County

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio voters have been casting ballots in the 2016 election for one week.

Wednesday, 2 NEWS checked in on voter turnout at the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

“It’s busier than 2012 and busier with the absentee ballot applications as well,” said Jan Kelly, board of elections director.

The first day the polls opened Kelly says more than a thousand people cast their vote. The second day, 800 people came in.

The Montgomery County Board of Elections mailed out 50,000 absentee ballots and has gotten 32,000 back.

Kelly’s office plans to be open the two weekends leading up to the election, she’s expecting a record turn-out.

“I feel the usual election stress, but hanging in there. I mean, our staff has really worked hard this summer. We have done a lot of pre-planning,” said Kelly.

She says people are passionate about this election and if voters see something suspicious casting their ballot, tell a poll worker.

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