Some Early Voters Don't Make Deadline

Unless you're one of the few undecided, time to make up your mind.

Election Day, which has been ongoing in Florida for two weeks now is coming down to the final 12 hours of voting. The last day of Early Voting in Leon County drew the biggest crowd in two weeks. Lines wrapped around the courthouse by late Monday afternoon.

And despite the possibility of not making the 5:30 closing, people still waited.

"It was a very difficult thing for us to do because we here in Leon County are dedicated to allowing people to vote,” comments Ion Sancho, Leon County Supervisor of Elections.

The Supervisor of Elections office tried to squeeze as many people in, but at 5:40 p.m., the doors had to be closed.

Those voters who could not make the deadline, were asked to go to their precincts Tuesday.

"It was so close I mean two and a half hours, you'd think you would be able to get through it in that amount of time, but what can you do,” says Deborah Kelley, who was turned away after an Early Voting site closed.

"We're just going to have to get out here earlier to try and get to our precincts so our vote does count,” William Asbury adds.

Lines are expected to be shorter on Election Day.

With the number of people who've already voted reaching 25-percent, Sancho says as long as you avoid the peak hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., lines should be at a minimum at the precincts.

The polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Unlike early voting, as long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you will get the chance to vote, no matter the number of people in line, but, again you must be in line by 7 p.m., not 7:01 p.m.


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