Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 | 3 p.m.
CARSON CITY — Early voting starts Saturday in Nevada, and Secretary of State Ross Miller said he expects a turnout of 78 to 80 percent of registered voters for this presidential election.
That is in line with the 2008 presidential election, in which 80.2 percent of voters cast ballots.
Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax projected a “very high turnout” in early voting before the Nov. 6 election.
In the 2008 presidential election, about 60 percent of those who voted cast their ballots early — 390,000 compared to 210,000 who voted on Election Day.
“We’re ready to go,” Lomax said.
As of Monday, there were 1,253,297 people registered to vote statewide, but Catherine Lu, a spokeswoman for Miller, said a final number won’t be known until Friday.
Democrats outnumber Republicans 525,187 to 435,582, with non-partisans at
218,353 and minor-party registrants making up the balance.