The line of early voters in Shelby County stretched several blocks on Monday afternoon.”It’s our constitutional right to vote,” Shelby County voter Christina Fulton said.People lined up outside of Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville to the last batch of early voters.”I wanted to make sure we could get here,” Shelby County voter Karen Martion said. “It just felt like we had to have the opportunity today — if we had it — to take it. I think tomorrow, there’s going to be a lot of people who feel the same way.”Despite waiting between 15 to 25 minutes, voters say having this early voting option was a convivence. According to Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, the proof is in the voter turnout.”I think they’re ready to either make a change or they want the same,” Perry said. “I don’t know. It’s been crazy.”Perry has been the Shelby County Clerk for 42 years. She says the county already had 50 percent of people vote.They’re prepared to have a total voter turnout of 80 percent this year.The previous record for a presidential election cycle is 62.”I think it’s because the ease of voting,” Perry said. “Election Day hasn’t slipped up on anybody this time.”Even though the process took a little bit of time this go-round, voters say it’s worth the wait.”I think that any system that allows more people to vote — regardless of who they’re voting for, is a better system,” Shelby county voter Gavin Martion said.As for Perry, she enjoys seeing the hard work of putting together smooth early voting come to life.”I think most county clerks today are just really pleased with how things have turned out,” Perry said.According to the Shelby County Clerk’s office, the county will have three polling places.They’re expecting between 10,000 to 12,000 people voting on Tuesday.

The line of early voters in Shelby County stretched several blocks on Monday afternoon.

“It’s our constitutional right to vote,” Shelby County voter Christina Fulton said.

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People lined up outside of Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville to the last batch of early voters.

“I wanted to make sure we could get here,” Shelby County voter Karen Martion said. “It just felt like we had to have the opportunity today — if we had it — to take it. I think tomorrow, there’s going to be a lot of people who feel the same way.”

Despite waiting between 15 to 25 minutes, voters say having this early voting option was a convivence. According to Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, the proof is in the voter turnout.

“I think they’re ready to either make a change or they want the same,” Perry said. “I don’t know. It’s been crazy.”

Perry has been the Shelby County Clerk for 42 years. She says the county already had 50 percent of people vote.

They’re prepared to have a total voter turnout of 80 percent this year.

The previous record for a presidential election cycle is 62.

“I think it’s because the ease of voting,” Perry said. “Election Day hasn’t slipped up on anybody this time.”

Even though the process took a little bit of time this go-round, voters say it’s worth the wait.

“I think that any system that allows more people to vote — regardless of who they’re voting for, is a better system,” Shelby county voter Gavin Martion said.

As for Perry, she enjoys seeing the hard work of putting together smooth early voting come to life.

“I think most county clerks today are just really pleased with how things have turned out,” Perry said.

According to the Shelby County Clerk’s office, the county will have three polling places.

They’re expecting between 10,000 to 12,000 people voting on Tuesday.

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