More than 500 people cast their ballots before noon on the first day of early voting

Voters lined up as early as 6 a.m.


VICTORIA, Texas—- Tuesday morning there was a long line of people waiting to cast their ballots at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Center. People were heading out to the polls bright and early this morning to make sure their voice is heard.

“The doors opened at 8 a.m., we had people in line at 6 a.m. and as of right now it’s 411 people who have voted at the Patti Dodson Center and 134 at Faith Family,” said Margetta Hill, the Victoria County Election Administrator.

The Patti Dodson voting Lines were extremely long but Faith Family Church lines were short and took about 15 minutes for voters to get to the front of the line.

“The first two weeks are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., even if you’re in line the doors will close at five o’clock. Only on Election Day we have to bring everybody in and if you’re in line you get to vote but early voting ends at 5 p.m. So if you haven’t voted you have to come back the next day,” said Hill.

The Texas Senior Advisor for the Joe Biden campaign Mike Collier was at the Pattie Dodson Center trying to make sure people understood Biden’s goal. Collier received some backlash from the community but he shared his message with Crossroads Today.

“I’m trying to get Joe’s message out. Healthcare is a very important issue and pre-existing conditions. His plan for healthcare is very pragmatic. If you like your private insurance he doesn’t want to change,” said Mike Collier, Texas Senior Advisor for the Biden Campaign.

On Saturday, October 17, there’s a Trump caravan scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Victoria Community Center. President Trump supporters will leave promptly at 10 a.m. to drive around the community to show their support for President Trump.