Shawnee County Advance Voting Numbers Strong

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Advance voting is setting some record numbers in Shawnee County.

Elections officials say, by mid-afternoon Tuesday, they had already issued 17,513 ballots - and the number kept growing. That includes advance ballots mailed and those cast in person at the elections office. The previous record for advanced ballots issued was in the 14,000 range.

Also by mid-afternoon Tuesday, 10,766 ballots had been turned in. Of those, 6541 came in the mail. The rest were cast by people voting early in person at the elections office.