Early voting wraps up Friday, and officials believe another election record could be set.

When polls closed Monday, 1,246 voters had cast ballots at the Somervell County Annex in the first week of early voting in the Nov. 6 election, according to Elections Administrator Cathy Thomas.

"We have also had almost 100 returned by mail," Thomas said.

While turnout died down a bit in the second week of early voting, it topped 1,300 by noon Tuesday.

"We have a total of 5,676 registered voters," Thomas added.

In the 2008 presidential race, a total of 3,533 ballots were cast - 2,116 during early voting. In Somervell County, voters overwhelming supported Republican running mates John McCain and Sarah Palin. Almost 76 percent of county voters favored the duo over Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who are currently fighting for a second term.

In addition to the presidential race, local voters are being asked to weigh in on two county offices.

Voters in Precincts 3 and 6 will decide between Democrat Marty McPherson and Republican Kenneth "Woody" Wood. Voters in Precincts 3, 4 and 6 will decide between incumbent Democrat Alan Thompson and Republican challenger Craig Dodson in the race for Constable Place 2. For more information on county candidates, see the Q&A at yourglenrosetx.com.

Thomas said as of Monday, 271 of the 1,237 registered voters in Precinct 1 had voted; 368 of the 1,513 in Precinct 2; 161 of the 833 in Precinct 3; 330 of the 1,442 in Precinct 4; and 116 of the 651 in Precinct 6.

There are also state and federal offices that will appear on ballots across the county. See 'What's on the Ballot' inside.