Short lines at polling locations across Forsyth County

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Voter turnout was light across Forsyth County through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Lines were reported between 6:30 and 8 a.m, however short lines have been reported since.

Election officials said the primary reason for low crowds on Tuesday is because of early voting.

Nearly 12,000 more people voted early in Forsyth County in 2012 as compared to 2008. Officials expected voter turnout on Tuesday to be comparable to 2008.

John Bales, who skipped early-voting to experience a true election day, said he expected more people voting on Tuesday.

“I did expect a little more going on here,” said Bales.

The polls close at 7:30 p.m.