Early voting draws out thousands in Lee, Collier counties

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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Voters lined up outside 10 early voting sites before 11AM Saturday. Many voters believe their votes will make a mark in history.

“I mean, I’ve been very pumped up about my candidate for a very long time now, and it felt very good to place my vote for that person.” ”

According to the Lee County Supervisor of Elections office, more than 3,000 voters cast their ballots Saturday. In Collier county, more than 2,800 made it out for the first day of early voting.

Voters reported minimal delays, and many were able to get in and our in less than an hour.

They tell WINK News the voting process also went smoothly, even while using new voting machines that caused controversy last year.

While many voters had opposing views on some of the most talked about candidates, including Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders, all agreed voting early or on election day is more important than ever.

“If you look at certain elections a lot of these elections are won by very very small margins, so it does matter. It does make a difference, it really does.” said Ian Rankin, a Trump supporter.

“Especially in an very contentious  election like this where passions are so high, i thin it does make a big difference, so get out and vote, no matter who you’re gonna vote for, be counted.”
There are 10 early voting sites in Lee County, and 8 in Collier County. 


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