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Early voting nets 3,800 ballots in Fayette

Some 3,801 ballots for tomorrow’s primary election have already been cast,

Fayette County elections officials said today.

Among those are 3,331 people who voted in-person during the early and advance voting periods, which ended Friday afternoon. The remaining ballots were casted via mail-in absentee ballot, according to county Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer.

Fayette has approximately 80,000 registered voters, though not all of those are considered to be active voters by the state, Sawyer said.

Those who have waited until election day tomorrow will have to go to their regular precinct to cast a ballot for either the Republican or Democratic primary. The Republican ticket is the only one on which any local races are transpiring.

This year 10 of the county’s precincts will have a barcode reader that will make check-in much easier for voters who are using their driver’s license as their main form of identification, Sawyer said. The equipment reads the barcode on the license to verify the person’s identity before they are given a card that allows them to vote at an electronic kiosk, Sawyer said.

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