All signs point to Burleigh County setting an all-time record for ballots cast in a primary election.
Auditor Kevin Glatt says its the issues, measures and candidates on the ballots that are driving record numbers, and not the convenience of absentee and early voting.
Glatt says the record was set back in 1988 when seatbelts were a hot issue. He says that year about 19-thousand 700 Burleigh County residents showed up to vote.
We processed about 2800 absentee ballots, and that's double what we did two years ago triple quadruple what we've done in other primary elections so this primary is you know breaking all records as far as absentee ballots," says Burleigh County Auditor Kevin Glatt.
It's the first time Burleigh County has used early voting. As you can see from late this afternoon, many residents were taking advantage of it.
"We're gonna push two thousand early votes. I think as of half hour ago, three o'clock we had seen 1800 and I think it's gonna continue the rest of the day up until 5 o'clock this evening when the early vote and absentee closes," says Glatt.
Glatt says the most important thing you can do before you vote tomorrow, is to know where you vote. You can find that information at the Burleigh County web site or at the Secretary of State's web site.