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October 25, 2014

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Early voting ends tonight

If you don’t want to wait until Nov. 4 to cast your vote, get to the polls some time today because early voting ends tonight.

Your procrastination will be rewarded with poll staff dressed as pumpkins, jailbirds and other characters (in case you all didn’t notice the candy corn and pumpkin in the Sun banner today – it’s Halloween). Avoid grocery store voting locations if you want a shorter line.

Ralston gives us a look at what early voting means for the parties.

Is anyone else completely sick of all the political ads? Last night one whole commercial break during my favorite TV show was nothing but back-to-back negative ads.

And no wonder: Ralston flashed this morning that Las Vegas is second to only Tampa, Fla., for ad airings. Reno comes in 11th.

The ads are getting nasty in the Clark County Commission race between Scroggins and Sisolak (I was subjected to plenty of those last night, too).

The Sun’s Tim Pratt has an interesting story today about how Hispanic voters are getting a whole different set of ads and messaging.

There’s no escaping it. Nevada continues to garner plenty of attention in the presidential race - both candidates are back in Nevada before Tuesday – and even Palin’s parents are getting into the act.

And, oh yeah, there are other races besides president. Apparently it’s still tight between judicial candidates.

Along with the nonpartisan offices, don’t forget about reading up on those proposed amendments to Nevada’s constitution. There’s also an advisory question about support for a room tax hike to pay for education. The RJ reports that so far Clark and Washoe voters back the measure.

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