Early voting in the November 2nd election began with a bang Monday.
Lubbock County Elections Administrator Dorothy Kennedy told NewsChannel 11 voters began lining up to vote at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. The elections office even had to send out more volunteers to help deal with the heavy turnout. While presidential elections usually attract more voters to the polls, Kennedy attributes Monday's high numbers to the controversy surrounding the 2000 election.
"People realized that one vote can make the difference in an election. I think these are all attributing to the high numbers were seeing today and will continue to see in the next eleven day," said Kennedy.
Election day is November 2nd and early voting ends Friday October 29th. You can find a poll at most United Supermarkets.
A total of 2,888 people voted early in Lubbock on Monday.