SD: Turnout Boosted by Time Off
By Carol D. Leonnig
Some South Dakota officials expects record turnout for this election -- 72 to 75 percent of all registered voters -- which would make it the highest voter participation in four decades. It's due to the historic interest in the McCain-Obama contest, but it also could be helped by a worker-friendly state law. For those who are working long shifts today, state law requires their boss to give them up to 2 hours off to vote -- if you don't have 2 "non-work" hours while the polls are open.
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