The general election may be 45 days away but some Ada county residents have started to cast their vote. The Ada County Elections Office sent out 8,616 absentee ballots Friday morning. Officials say close to 350 of them are headed to residents in the military and those overseas.
Election officials are expecting a huge voter turnout as residents vote for the next president, state and local leaders.
"It's a great opportunity for anyone who wants to avoid long lines on Election Day or for those who have a planned vacation or something else that might interfere with them being able to vote this election to get their absentee request into our office and we'll get the ballot out to them right away," said Phil McGrane Chief Deputy for the Ada County Clerk’s Office.
To sign up for absentee voting, click here. The deadline to request absentee voting is October 28th at 5pm. In-person early voting starts on October 17th.