Nearly 150,000 people cast ballots at early-voting locations this year, crushing the total of 126,000 from 2008.
But, oddly enough, absentee balloting is lighter. The county mailed about 41,000 absentee ballots this year, compared to 96,000 in 2008.
For all you election nerds, here’s the party split, per figures just released by County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver:
Absentee ballots mailed
Absentee ballots received
Note: The early-vote totals include about 600 provisional and in-lieu-of-absentee ballots.