Early Voting Reaches High in Rock Island, Scott Counties
Early voting in the Quad Cities is the highest it's ever been. With seven days to go before the general election, over 30,000 residents of Rock Island and Scott counties have already cast their votes.
Rock Island County Clerk, Karen Kinney, says 7,800 residents have sent in absentee ballots, up from 5,500 just two years ago.
Scott County Auditor, Roxanna Moritz, says over 20,000 residents have sent in absentee ballots, and that's up from 19,000 in 2012.
The number of people voting early continues to rise, too. Kinney and Moritz say it's because candidates and parties are encouraging early voting more than in prior elections.
Early voting sites include libraries, schools, and public offices in the Quad Cities through Sunday, November 2nd.