EVANS, Ga. (WFXG) - As of Thursday evening, the Columbia County Board of Elections had clocked more than 30,000 votes ahead of Election Day, outpacing advance voting for the 2018 midterm elections. For voters who are not among those taking advantage of early and absentee voting, there is still time to cast a ballot on Tuesday.

Board of Elections Director Nancy Gay says the turnout for advance voting was higher than expected.

"Voters genuinely love having three weeks and two Saturdays to cast their vote on their time," she says.

Voter Evora James is one such voter. 

"It is much better, much easier, to vote early," she says.

As for Election Day Tuesday, Gay says poll workers are ready to deploy to Columbia County's 50 precincts and she doesn't anticipate long lines for voters.

"If there is a line on Election Day," she says, "it's usually at 7:00 when the polls are opening and at 7:00 when they're closing."

Gay points out Election Day voters will have to report to their assigned precincts in order to vote. Find out here where you're able to vote.

Early voting in South Carolina continues through Saturday.

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