Early voting kicks off in KOTA Territory

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA-TV) It was a busy day at the Pennington County Auditor’s Office with early voting kicking off.

Voter registration is high this year with Pennington County getting 50 new registrations a day.

Turnout is predicted to be increase this year by two to five percent., based on past presidential election years.

Pennington County Auditor Julie Pearson says people just couldn’t wait to vote.

“Oh we are so excited. We've had ballots for about a week and a half. But, by law we can’t allow anyone to early vote until this morning. We've been turning people away. They were ready We had a line first thing this morning,” Pearson said.