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Long early voting lines

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 18:44:40-05

Although Election Day is Tuesday voters say they'll still beat the big crowd waiting until the last minute to vote early.

Crowds wrapped around each other in Douglas County Monday while Sarpy County says their long lines peaked this morning.

"I want to avoid the crowds tomorrow it just works better for my schedule."

Others say they waited because they were still indecisive about who they want to be our next president.

"I wanted to see if there would be any changes because things happen at the last minute and you could make up your mind."

Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena says the last minute early voters don't surprise him.

"This is the number one day people come in to vote early because they know they won’t be able to vote tomorrow."

Douglas county Election Commissioner Brian Kruse says the lines may be  long but it's not discouraging any voters.

"It’s really exciting to see and voters seem to be willing to wait," said Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse.

"I know tomorrow is Tuesday, didn't really have major plans but I wanted to make sure I had it in and got it done."

Some voters even predict chaos at the polls tomorrow.

"It’s going to be a hectic day a lot of us will be on edge."

"You better have nothing planned for the next hour or so."

Election commissioner’s say everyone in line will have a chance to vote.

"Bring your patience," said Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena.

Both Douglas and Sarpy County Election Commissioners say to avoid the polls around 8 am, noon and after work hours.