Clark County voters have been setting records every day during early voting, although overall voter turnout in Nevada is still in the single digits.
Early voting began Saturday and runs through June 8. Politics Now. Co-host Steve Sebelius has been crunching the numbers and he found that Democrats have a slight edge, so far in early voting, but Republicans aren’t far behind.
With six days of early voting in the books, Clark County voters have beat the records for turnout set back in 2010, when Governor Brian Sandoval was running against incumbent Governor Jim Gibbons for Governor.
So far, 44,767 voters have cast ballots or voted by mail in early voting.
Democrats make up 52.5 percent of that turnout, compared to 35.9 percent for Republicans. Non-partisan voters account for 11.5 percent of the total, which makes sense because they can’t cast ballots for many of the races where partisan candidates are competing.
In Clark County, overall voter turnout is 4.49 percent of all active registered voters.
Statewide, 64,380 people have voted early or by mail so far. Democrats account for 47.3 percent of that total, and Republicans account for 40.9 percent of the total.
In real numbers, the GOP trails the Democrats by about 3,500 voters.
Total turnout statewide is 4.46 percent of the 1.4 million active registered voters.
The higher-than-usual turnout in Clark County may be due to an intense race for an open governor’s seat, according to voter registrar Joe Gloria.
Competition on the Democratic side is especially intense, with dueling ads between Democratic Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani driving up interest.