CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -Voters continue to turn out at the polls in Charlotte County tonight. The local races revolve around the county commissioner seats, and the airport authority positions.
While you're seeing some of those long lines in Lee County, at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center where there are multiple precincts here, that's not the case. Many are in and out in five minutes.
The Supervisor of Elections attributes that to lots of training for the more than 500 poll workers. As of Monday night, 60,000 ballots have already been cast. That's about 52 percent of all registered voters in the county.
It's expected that more people will turn out to vote than in 2008. One of them is Katerine Botello. This is her first time voting because she recently became a U.S. Citizen.
"It is worth it. and your vote counts. There's not even a line to vote. I came in and it took me like five minutes," she said.
It is expected to get busier as people get off of work, but so far, the Supervisor of Elections says the longest anyone has had to wait across the county is 20 minutes.