HOUSTON (KTRK) --It was a huge day for early voting in Harris County.
Long lines greeted those trying to cast a ballot Monday and according to the Harris County Clerk's office more than 67,000 people voted on the first day of early voting.
EARLY VOTERS BRAVE LONG WAIT TIMES ON FIRST DAY
Eyewitness News Reporter Jeff Ehling voted at Bayland Park and it took him 2 hours to cast a ballot.
It was the same story all over the Houston area as voters recorded 2 and 3 hour waits.
At most early voting locations in Harris County, more than 1,000 people showed up for the first day of early voting.
In some cases people were upset because there were only 3 poll workers checking in voters and that caused backups even though there were open voting booths.
Some voters we saw decided the wait was simply too long and they walked away with plans to return during a slower time.
If you're looking for options try a less busy polling location, like the HCCS Southeast College campus.
Less than 1,000 people voted here yesterday, or you can come a day that is typically slower, like Wednesday.
The lines should be shorter.
And don't forget you can do what Jeff did and hundreds of others around him, wait in line and vote.
Locations for early voting.