Early voting progresses at record pace

Early voting progresses at record pace

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- More than 158,000 people have already cast their ballots in Utah.

The lieutenant governor's office reports that nearly 123,000 people had voted early as of Tuesday morning. About 35,500 had voted absentee.

The total has well surpassed the figure from 2006, when Utah first offered early voting. The office says about 70,000 voted early then, and Utah passed that mark only 2 1/2 days into this year's early voting period.

Early voting began on Oct. 21 and runs through Friday at 5 p.m.

Salt Lake County leads early voting and absentee totals with more than 68,000 ballots. Davis Country comes in second with more than 23,000 and Weber County third with more than 14,300.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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