Many people have commented in the last week that they're happy the election is over, regardless of the result. But as the 2008 election is relegated to the history books, a few items in Jefferson County merit mention:
• Jefferson County saw a record number of ballots cast in the 2008 general election, according to Josh Liss, the county's deputy of elections.
The previous record was about 272,000 ballots cast, and even without counting provisional ballots, the county had already processed 291,176 ballots.
"It was a big election," Liss said.