CLEVELAND — The line for early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland was so long Saturday morning that people queued up on the Interstate 90 EB exit ramp at Chester Avenue.
Cleveland police responded and moved the line from going down the exit ramp back to Chester Avenue.
This election has seen a record number of people in Northeast Ohio heading out to vote early.
EARLY VOTING: massive turnout for first weekend of early in-person voting here — the line at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections stretching down E 30th & onto Chester as Ohio voters wait to cast those ballots. Open today until 4pm. #vote #Election2020 #VoteEarlyDay pic.twitter.com/N8rSujEQW6— Homa Bash (@HomaBashWEWS) October 24, 2020
On the first day of early voting at the beginning of October, 1,700 people showed up at the board of elections in Cleveland.
In many areas, the number of people who lined up on day one of early voting was more than double the number who came out in 2016.
Saturday afternoon, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris will be in Cleveland to talk to Ohioans about early voting.
She's expected to give remarks around 3:15 p.m.
Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.