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The voting lines at Auburn's Clarion Hotel (Source: Elizabeth White) The voting lines at Auburn's Clarion Hotel (Source: Elizabeth White)
(WTVM) -

If you voted in East Alabama on Tuesday, you were a part of history. 

Incredible images out of Auburn's Clarion Hotel showed voting lines that stretched two stories tall. 

Election officials say Lee County has more than 100,000 registered voters for the first time in history. 

Tuesday’s estimated voter turnout is a record at 65 percent. Thankfully, poll workers are getting folks in and out in under an hour. 

The voters we have spoken with are actually glad to see the long lines.

“I think it is awesome,” said Cathy Wong from Lee County. “People have been saying they have been voting here for 25 years and they have never seen it like this. It's great, it means people are showing up."

Polls close at 7 p.m. in each time zone. 

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