Thousands early vote in Lee and Collier Counties Saturday
Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan has the details. Video by fox4now.comvideo
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Thousands of Southwest Floridians casting their ballots on the first day of early voting Saturday.
Four In Your Corner’s Colleen Hogan is talking with elections officials and voters to see how the lines were.
Long lines and packed parking lots at the Cape Coral elections office Saturday. At one point in the day, the line snaked around the parking lot, some waiting four hours to cast their ballot.
"Got it done,” early voter Kelsey Fox said. “We made it through."
Fox’s younger brother Thomas voted for the first time with her and their parents. They waited in lone about an hour to cast their votes at the Cape Coral office.
"I was a little nervous at first,” Thomas Fox said. "But it went really well."
EMS workers on an ATV circled the Cape Coral elections office parking lot, putting out cases of bottled water for voters.
Elections officials reported a slow start at the Cape Coral location but that didn't last long as later in the afternoon long lines were reported.
According to elections officials, more than 5,400 people early voted Saturday in Lee County. More than 6,300 people early voted in Collier County Saturday.
In Lee County, you can vote early every day through Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Colleen Hogan, reporter