EL PASO, Texas -- February 28 is the last day to vote early in the El Paso County elections. As of February 26, nearly 29,000 people had cast ballots in the county. More than 22,000 of those voters are democrats.
'There's so much contention particularly the past few years, that I think doing research and making up your mind at an early stage and voting early helps to avoid that," said Phillis Lane, an El Paso voter.
"For me as an El Pasoan, it's very important to come as early as I can because its easier," voter Debi Gutierrez said. "I don't have to stand in long lines and I feel like I've fulfilled my duty as a citizen."
Election officials expect that more than half of voters in this election will do so ahead of the March 3 election day.
There are 31 polling sites in the county for early voting. You can find a complete list here in ABC-7's early voting guide.