Brazos County voters rush to polls on Election Day

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) -- Brazos County election officials say more than 40,000 people voted during early voting, and the total number of voters in the state surpassed the turnout of the 2012 presidential election.

Political signs line the streets in Brazos County urging registered voters to hit the polls.

"If you are a registered voter, a citizen of the united states, of Bryan/College Station, of Texas, this is a privilege we have as Americans," said College Station resident, Dolly Francis.

Some people cast a ballot for the first time.

"It was kind of scary but I got it done so it was great," said Bryan resident, Johana Hamiter.

Others even took their little ones to the polls, expressing to them the importance of exercising that right.

"This is the start of the future and if they're young, they've got their whole life ahead of them. We need to see what's going on in this world to make things right," said Mario Gamez of Bryan.

Everyone is pushing for their voice to be heard. It doesn’t matter what your background is or political stance, Election Day is everyone’s chance to make a difference.

"These people are going to represent us and their morals and beliefs have an impact how our laws are changed. It was nice getting involved and know that in some shape or fashion, I had an impact," said Angel Navarro of College Station.

Voting ends Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., but if you're still in line when the doors closed, you will be allowed to vote.