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St. Lucie County voters line up early to cast ballot

Posted at 9:40 AM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 11:49:09-05

Voters lined up early Tuesday morning to cast their ballots in St. Lucie County.

At precinct 83 at Faith Congregational Church, people starting lining up before the polls opened at 7 a.m.

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Voters said it was an easy process and it did not take very long to vote.

St. Lucie County has nearly 200,000 registered voters and almost 100,000 of them voted early.

Each precinct will have 12 to 20 voting booths, depending on location.

As of 11 a.m., almost 18,000 people had already cast their ballots on Election Day in St. Lucie County.

"(It’s) very important to me because I think the country is going in the wrong direction for the past eight years, and we need a president that's going to put us in the right direction," said voter and Trump supporter Steve Rivera.

"I'd rather be put in front of a firing squad than vote for Donald Trump. This is horrendous. You don't call people names. You don't call people pigs, ugly and fat. That is not presidential whatsoever and this has to end," said voter Mary Haisley.

"I'm an immigrant, I'm from Jamaica, and I know the struggles we have.   When I hear all that's happening, it's frightening, it's really frightening.  So this election, more than ever, I needed to get up and do my thing," said voter Lydia Content.