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Final Day of Early Voting Yields Long Lines Around Bay Area

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    Final Day of Early Voting Yields Long Lines Around Bay Area

    With less than one day to go before Election Day, voters across the Bay Area took advantage of the early voting period to make sure their selections were submitted and accounted for. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Monday, Nov. 7, 2016)

    With less than one day to go before Election Day, voters across the Bay Area took advantage of the early voting period to make sure their selections were submitted and accounted for.

    Folks flooded the Santa Clara County Registar of Voters office Monday to fill out their ballots, waiting as long as 30 minutes to complete the process.

    Despite dealing with delays, county spokesperson Philip Chantri is pleased that people are fulfilling their civic duty.

    "This is really exciting," he said. "Our early voter turnout is looking like its four-times what we had in the June presidential primary."

    That feeling of excitement was also felt by voters who are overjoyed to put an end to a tumultuous election.

    "I am so happy to be able to vote," voter Penny Robicheau said. "I am also happy to be done with the pain of this election. We need to come together as a nation."

    Some voters didn't even wait for a voting booth to open before checking off their ballot. Alfonso Rosas checked off his choices in plain view of everyone, an action that the office allows, but doesn't necessarily recommend.

    "I want people to know I'm voting," he said.

    Polls open on Election Day at 7 a.m. and Chantri advises voters to swing by their polling office in the morning.

    "There could be some lines tomorrow," he said. "Be prepared. Vote early. But make sure you vote."

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