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Early voting underway

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (AP) -

People in Eastern Iowa can show up to their auditor's office Thursday to cast their ballot. 

Ballots can also be sent by mail or at satellite locations, all the way up until November.

The Black Hawk County auditors office says they're gearing up for the job, "its quite a bit of work to get those ballots ready to go and to make sure everyone gets the ballots right and everything is accurate."

Early voting numbers are up since the last election. Only 4,000 early voters cast their ballots up until this time in 2012, nearly 6,500 have now.

In order to accommodate the increase in numbers, the elections office in Waterloo has already hired four temporary employees and plans on adding three more before the general election voting period begins.

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