The rise in early voting has prompted Pima County to cut back on the number of polling places for the Aug. 28 primary election.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that there will be 288 polling places in the Aug. 28 primary, compared with 417 in the 2010 general election,
Brad Nelson, Pima County elections director, said it's the first time the county has cut back on polling places.
More than 75 percent of votes are cast by early ballots in Pima County, compared to about 25 percent in 1998.
With so many people voting by early ballots, fewer polling places are needed, Nelson said.
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