OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Before the facility went out on the Douglas County Election Commission Office on Friday, early voters have been already met with lengthy strains.
Aaron Brown is only one of many who confirmed up to solid their poll, simply days forward of the 2020 election.
“I thought this was going to be a half-hour, 45 minutes so I wasn’t planning on being here for 3 hours or four hours. I figured other people must be hungry too,” he said, referring to the pizza he ordered and handed out to other voters.
Others brought their kids, pets and most certainly their patience.
“I made a decision it was value it to wait in line to solid my vote,” said one voter.
“Got to get err’ carried out,” said another.
Early voting data offers some clues into the 2020 electorate.
According to the United States Elections Project, in the states that report party registration, Democrats have a 17 percentage point lead in early votes over republicans.
But, with four days left in the election, that number is narrowing.
“I believe each vote is necessary. We acquired to do our job,” said a voter at the Douglas County Election Commission Office.
Douglas County Election Commissioner, Brian Kruse says the Friday and Monday before Election Day are always busy, but this year is different.
“This crowd is by far the largest crowd I’ve ever seen for early voting. It’s great,” he mentioned.
Kruse says this yr there are greater than 373,000 thousand registered voters, that’s up 23,000 from the 2016 election.
He predicts 70 % of these will vote early, leaving Nov. 3 quieter than in years previous.
“I’m going to guess your strains at your polling place are literally going to be shorter than they’re right here,” he mentioned.
Kruse says they’ll begin counting early voting ballots on Monday, however the first stories is not going to be launched till 8 p.m. pm on Election Day.
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