Early Voting Brings Tons of People to the Polls
CHARLOTTE, NC - For Keenan Davis, voting early is the only way to go. Davis says, "I don't want to wait until Tuesday the 6th, something may happen, and I just can't make it." He works full time, and would have a hard time hitting the polls election day, so he voted on Tuesday, two weeks early. Davis says, "No correlation with two Tuesdays from now, the sixth, but I chose Tuesday."
People came in waves at the historically busy polling site on Beatties Ford Road. Reese Huntz waited in a long line at another crowded polling site in University City. Huntz says, "We've been standing here so far about 15 minutes or so." Voters say it's worth waiting in line early. Nicole Mckinney says, "I wanted to guarantee that my vote would be cast without any logistical problems, so you know that when it gets closer to election time, things tend to happen, so I wanted to ensure voting for me happened securely. "
Voters say the reason they vote early is because it's just more convenient, and voting officials say about two thirds of votes this election year come from early voters. Director of Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Michael Dickerson says early voters are key players this election year. Dickerson says, "Where you've got a push to get everyone out that we can, as early as we can, so we can scratch those off the list and concentrate on everyone we have to."
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