DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – There was one common explanation for voting early on Monday and the answer might surprise you.
“Why trust your vote to an accident with people rushing to the polls,” said one voter.
“One, I didn’t want to wait in too long of a line. But the other thing is, when you have the opportunity to vote. Just get it done. You never know what could happen tomorrow. Anything could stop you from doing your civic duty. Since I had time today, that’s what brought me early,” said Christopher Surrat, a Clayton resident.
As the last round of early voters cast their ballots, each had their own reason for acting on their civic duty.
“If you want to have a voice in what the future has in store for us, then you need to get out and you need to vote,” said Linda Lightfoot, a Montgomery County resident.
“My vote in the local election is way more important and effects my every day life way more than what happens in national elections,” said Derek Petrey, a Dayton resident.
Lines stretched into the parking garage over the weekend in Montgomery County and the same was reported in Greene County.
As soon a early voting numbers are finalized, 2 News will bring them to you.