Early voting numbers are in and slightly over 11,000 people have already voted. The election board says they've staffed up for a 50% turnout tomorrow, but expect it to be less.
Early voting was open until noon today. At 12:01, people were turned away. Amber Scott made it just in time. She was the last person to vote early. Amber Scott says “I just made it! Were you rushing over here? I just got on my lunch break and I can't really come in tomorrow so I thought it was really important, this year, to get out and vote.”
Nathan Seelye, showed up just a little too late. Nathan Seelye says “I'm pretty bummed, because this was going to be my first voting experience and now it's not really going to happen I don't think.”
Beth Dlug, the Director of the Allen County Election Board, says “We certainly wish we could accommodate everyone, but we have a deadline at noon. And because we have so many other things to do, we just have to adhere to that deadline.”
Many voters say had to vote today, or not at all. But the Election Board Director says, this year is the biggest general election early voting yet. Dlug says “This is record numbers for a midterm as far as early voting. In fact we're going 3 times as many walk in voters as we did in the 2006.”
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