Some are eager to get Governor Sam Brownback out of office, others are eager to keep him in, but all those who have made the trip to the county courthouse to cast early ballots are eager to vote in the general election.
County Clerk Tina Spencer said early voting in Marion County has “been busy,” as citizens head to the polls whether for convenience or necessity.
“Been pleased that we’ve had so many voting early,” Spencer said. “We like to see that.”
As of press time, 143 voters had cast their ballots early and in-person. The last gubernatorial election, in 2010, had just 19 such votes.
The county also mailed out 293 ballots and has received 130 back. In 2010, 439 of 496 mail-in ballots were returned.
Early voting began Oct. 15, and has been available in the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays. The previous two Tuesdays had extended voting hours until 8 p.m. The deadline for voting early is noon on Monday.
Others will have to wait until the polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The polls will close at 7p.m. that evening.