With a record-breaking 3,000 early votes expected to be cast in Adams County through Monday, the trend of high voter turnout during a presidential election year is likely to continue.
More than 70 percent of registered voters are projected to turn out statewide, driven largely by hotly contested presidential and state senate races. As of Friday, more than 2,800 voters had cast early ballots in Adams County, County Clerk Chris Lewis said.
"The early voting here has been phenomenal," Lewis said Friday. "Early voting ballots seem to be a popular choice for people anymore. I would say we're going to have a 68-70 percent turnout here."
Of the 18,688 registered voters in Adams County, about 16 percent of them are expected to vote before the end of the day Monday, Lewis said. That projection will shatter the previous record of just more than 2,000 registered voters who cast ballots early in 2008.