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Thu., Nov. 13, 2008, 5:01 p.m.

Record voter turnout: probably 85 percent…

County election officials are nearing the end of the tidal wave of ballots they processed this November, and Secretary of State Sam Reed's office is saying that about 85 percent of registered voters will have cast a ballot in this election.

"That would be a modern record, eclipsing the 84.5 percent turnout in the 1944 election," said Reed spokesman Dave Ammons.

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