The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Record Numbers Expected To Vote Tuesday


Tuesday is election day, and a record turnout is expected, election officials say.

Spurred by a hotly contested presidential race and a troubled economy, nearly 2.6 million North Carolina voters, or more than 40 percent of those registered, have already cast a ballot in one-stop voting.

In Transylvania County, 9,923 people voted during one-stop voting. Of those, 3,855 were Democrats, 3,467 were Republicans and 2,598 were unaffiliated. Three were Libertarians.

Despite the high interest in the election, Judy Mathews, Transylvania County director of elections, expects things to go smoothly her...

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