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Rockland voters flood polling site in pouring rain to cast early ballots

Many waited outside in the rain for hours to vote early - in a line that stretched around the building.

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2020, 11:24 AM

Updated 1,330 days ago

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The wet weather did not stop hundreds of people in Rockland County from having their voices heard this election.
Many waited outside in the rain for hours to vote early - in a line that stretched around the building.
The voters were soaked but in good spirits.
As of Thursday morning, about 19,000 people voted early - triple the early voting turnout last year. Last year also wasn't a presidential election.
With four more days to go, the Board of Elections anticipates getting another 12,000-16,000 early voters - with more than half of roughly 40,000 absentee ballots requested already cast.
In a typical election year, Rockland has about 70% voter turnout. This year, 20% already voted. That's why election officials are forecasting a record-breaking year in Rockland.


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