|Published:||Nov 05, 2012 10:48 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 06, 2012 12:45 AM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - 54 percent of registered Collier County voters have already submitted their ballots either through absentee or early voting. But, the voters who haven't are getting inundated with phone calls, emails and door knocks.
Campaign volunteers on both sides will tell you that every single vote will matter in this very tight race and that's why the last day was spent reaching out to those who have not yet voted.
But, people who we spoke to say, at this point, all the extra attention doesn't make a difference.
More than 52,000 Collier County voters cast their ballot early and while they may have had to endure long line, there was one thing they don't have to deal with and that is constant political calls.
The two presidential campaigns are targeting registered voters who have not yet made it to the polls.
"Yesterday was the first time I was home by myself all day and I was trying to watch a movie and it was every hour on the hour," says registered Democrat Benjamin Ybarra.
Ron Starbora, a registered Independent says, "it's been at least 3-4 calls in the evenings."
With an election that is a virtual tie between President Obama and Mitt Romney, both sides are working overtime to get every registered voter to the polls.
But some annoyed voters say those extra door knocks, emails and phone calls don't really work.
Registered Republican Amanda Glazier says, "Someone that you don't know giving you a phone call on a Sunday afternoon when you're trying to relax after work, it's not going to sway you, it's going to piss you off, it's not going to persuade you to go do anything."
Starbora agrees. He says, " I'm not sure how much you can influence people at this point in time. Maybe early on it made a big difference, but I wouldn't think you can influence people a lot right now."
There are 60 Collier County voting locations on Tuesday. Elections officials predict 50,000 people will cast their ballot.
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