Final push for early voting in Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties

Posted at 7:59 AM, Nov 06, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- As we head to election day, it’s been a very strong turnout for people casting ballots early.

In our area, early voting wraps up today.

Polling sites across Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties will reopen for people to get their votes in.

At the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Election's polling location, the wait at 8 a.m. was about 45 minutes.

This election, it’s estimated that half of all votes cast will be through early voting.

Many are turning out to vote early to avoid long lines on election day.

"I knew the lines are going to be long, like they are today, so i just wanted to make sure i was able to vote," said Barbara Dobay. "I got here at quarter to seven."

As of Saturday in Palm Beach County, more than 218,000 people cast ballots by mail or in person.

In St. Lucie County, turnout was nearly 91,000.

In the sunshine state, more than 5.3 million people have voted so far.

Polls in St Lucie County will be open today from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in Palm Beach County they are opened until 7 p.m.