Voter registration soars in the first few months of 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008 | 9:13 p.m. CDT; updated 4:55 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

DURHAM, N.C. — Voter excitement, always up before a presidential election, is pushing registration through the roof so far this year — with more than 3.5 million people rushing to join in the historic balloting, according to an Associated Press survey that offers the first national snapshot.