Tens of thousands of people have already cast their vote in just the first few days of early voting in Clark County.
In fact, the turnout on both Saturday and Sunday broke records.
8 News NOW learned the wait for early voting has been around 30 minutes. Still, voters say it’s well worth it especially for the midterm election.
“The whole parking lot was just full of people, standing in line waiting to vote, which is good,” Henderson resident Renee Evans said.
Heading to the polls ahead of election day, Evans is one of hundreds of voters, who came out to Silverado Ranch plaza Monday, to cast an early vote.
“I won’t be here on the day of the election, so I wanted to make sure my vote was heard,” Evans added.
The Blue Diamond polling location was also crowded Monday.
Election officials say early voting records in Clark County have already been shattered. Just over 30,000 people voted on Saturday, the first day of early voting. The numbers are more than 10,000 voters from previous midterms.
“I think there’s a lot of interest in this election and there’s no better way for voters to get out and express their voice in the community than to come out and vote, so we’re very happy with the turnout,” Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said.
Voters agree this year’s midterm is a must-win for their political parties and some came out early to play it safe.
“I just wanted to make sure that we didn’t miss coming out,” Southern Highlands resident Michelle Wendl said. “Sometimes on election day, who knows, you get sick with the flu or something, we just wanted to make sure both of us didn’t miss.”
Other voters just want the election season to end.
“Get it out of the way,” Mountain’s Edge resident John Gery said. “I already decided what it was, I’m getting sick of the commercials, that’s for sure.”
But whatever the reason, voters agree that voting matters.
“You can’t sit back and say oh this should’ve been done and that should’ve been done, and you didn’t vote for it. Come on, we’re Americans,” Gery added.