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Big turnout expected as early voting begins

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The lines didn't stop moving Monday morning at Richmond County's Board of Elections as hundreds took advantage of the first day of early voting.

"To avoid the rush, you know that's first and foremost, you know since it's early voting," said Richard Allen who was out at the polls. 

Avoiding the rush is one of the main reasons Augusta voters say they are heading to the polls early this year.

"I have to work and I don't want to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of coming out here," said voter Victor Tarte.

Elections officials expect voter turnout to be high with a popular and very debated presidential election on the minds of most voters.

"As far as the money being spent and as far as if The President is taking us in the right direction or not, it's very important for everybody to come out and get a vote in," said Tarte. 

Voters of all ages, like college student Jacob Dean agree.

"I feel this election is extremely important because I feel there are some huge huge issues that the country is facing," said Dean. 

An important election drawing voters to the polls early to cast their ballots.

"I think a lot of people are over anxious I guess," said Dean. 

Anxious and excited to make sure their voices are heard.

Early voting runs through November 2. On Saturday October 27 the polls will also be open. Election Day is November 6.

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