Between Sept. 3 and Thursday, about 1 percent of the nearly 83,000 registered voters in Washington County participated in early voting for the Sept. 14 primary election, a figure Election Director Kaye Robucci said she expects will increase as voters become more familiar with the process.
During the early-voting period, 833 people cast ballots at the former PNC Bank building at 128 W. Washington St., Robucci said. That number included 547 Republicans, 272 Democrats, one Green Party member and 13 unaffiliated voters, she said.
Sunday, Sept. 5, was the only day during the early-voting period when the polling place was not open, Robucci said.
The county has 36,672 registered Republicans and 31,233 Democrats, with the balance of the 82,729 voters being unaffiliated or registered with minor parties, Robucci said.
Before the Nov. 2 general election, there will be another early-voting period from Oct. 22 to 28, at the same polling place, Robucci said. The polling place will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Sunday, Oct. 24, when it will be closed, she said.