CINCINNATI -- More than 116,000 people have already cast their vote in Hamilton County, and that number will grow after Sunday’s numbers are totaled, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
Accroding to Sherry Poland with the county board of elections, 116,000 absentee ballots were issued in Hamilton County as of Sunday. Poland said 99,000 have been returned and approximately 21,000 people have voted early.
It is estimated that even more voters came out to the polls Sunday, some waiting up to four hours to cast their ballots.
At one point, the line at the Board of Elections wrapped all the way around the building and down Eggleston Avenue, ending by the Interstate 71 bridge.
Early voting in Ohio started Oct. 12. Over the past six days, Hamilton County Board of Elections officials said more than 2,000 voters have taken to the polls in Hamilton County each day.
Majorie Issacs waited in the long line Sunday afternoon.
"It was like 300 paces, and 2000 is a mile,” Issacs said. “So it was a fifth of a mile long."
State Senator Cecil Thomas was among the crowd, encouraging people to wait it out and vote.
"I knew it was going to be a long, long process… I said there's no way these folks are going to stand in the line that long without encouragement," Thomas said.
Poll hours on Election Day:
- Ohio -- 6:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
- Kentucky -- 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
- Indiana -- 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
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