Nearly 14 percent of registered Madison County voters cast their ballots before the July 31 primary elections.

According to Madison County Chief Registrar Tracy Dean, 1,969 people visited the registrar’s office to participate in early voting, which ended Friday. As of Monday morning, the registrar’s office had received 279 out of 328 absentee ballots mailed to voters. That means 2,248 out of 16,199 (13.9 percent) registered Madison County voters had cast their ballots prior to election day.

A vast majority — 1,830 — of early voters in the registrar’s office asked for a Republican ballot. There were 127 early Democratic ballots and 12 non partisan.

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