Anteaters flexed their political muscles this week by showing up for early voting at the UC Irvine Student Center. The Orange County Registrar of Voters processed more than 1,800 voters during early voting, said spokeswoman Katherine Reedy. Countywide, more than 21,000 voters cast early ballots. The Associated Students of UCI and the organizations that compose it registered more than 4,000 students, according to ASUCI external affairs director Andres Gonzalez. “Getting such numbers involved going into the dorms, into lectures and massive campaigning on Ring Road,” Gonzalez said. The registrar encouraged early voting due to a record number of registered voters – well over 100,000 more for this election than in 2004. The office is encouraging people to try to vote midday Nov. 4 to avoid the early morning and evening rush.