Early voting in Ohio up 50 percent from last week

Posted at 7:29 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 19:29:45-04

CINCINNATI -- Early voting in Ohio is up 50 percent from last week. 

Hundreds of people waited in a line wrapped around the Board of Elections building in Hamilton County Saturday afternoon. 

Early voting in Ohio started Oct. 12, a week later than early voting in 2012.

Extensive early voting in Ohio was made into law after people waited as long as seven hours in the 2004 presidential elections, and people are certainly taking advantage of it.

Over 900 votes were cast in Hamilton County on the first day of early voting, and nearly 2,000 cast their votes Thursday in Butler County alone.

Nearly 800,000 Ohioans submitted an early vote in 2012.

The Board of Elections in Hamilton County has had extended hours for those who wish to cast their vote early.

The early voting cutoff is Nov. 7, but you can still vote Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.