Officials preparing for a busy Election Day

BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - It’s being called a historic midterm election and Tuesday is your last chance to have your voice heard.

Local election officials say more than 40,000 people have cast their ballots during early voting.

“It’s been a really huge turnout,” said Trudy Hancock, Brazos County Elections Administrator. “The turnout is usually not as close to a presidential race as what we have been seeing."

Hancock says even with such a high early voting turnout, there is no way to know how things will shake out.

"There has been a huge push,” said Hancock. “There are groups even ready to give people rides out to the polls tomorrow so you never know until the last box comes in."

KBTX found several people still showing up to vote early Monday despite the polls being closed until Tuesday.

"I know the lines are going to be long tomorrow so I’m not looking forward to that,” said Jerry White, a Brazos County voter. "This one just seems more important because I already like what Trump is doing."

Another voter, Donnie Makovy said, "We already got Donald Trump. Now we got to get control of the Senate and Congress so we don't lose America."

Others say they are looking for a change as a result of this midterm election.

"If you don't get out and vote you can't get upset with what the government does,” said Jamaycia Dennis.

Then there is Sarah Shelton. She voted early, now she's just making sure her neighbors hear her loud and clear.

"Since they couldn't read that little sign, I made a big one,” said Shelton.

Shelton says last week someone stole a smaller Beto O’Rourke sign from her yard. She made the new one to embrace her right to vote.

"The more people vote, the better,” said Shelton. “No matter who they vote for I just think we all need to vote."

The polls open Tuesday morning at 7 A.M. and close at 7 P.M.