TULSA - Thousands of Oklahomans voted early this year.
Early voting in Oklahoma took place Friday, Saturday and Monday leading up to the election. Voting was held at county election boards.
In Tulsa County, nearly 11,000 voters cast their ballots during the three days.
Election officials in Tulsa added 15 voting booths to accommodate the crowd.
Most voters made it through in 15 to 30 minutes.
"This is the first time I've voted early and it surprised me it's so many people out here," said early voter Roland McBee.
Most voters said the presidential election and the economy drove them out.
"I think the economy is in worse shape than it's been since I can remember," said Broken Arrow resident Jerry Davis. "This is probably the only year that I've been real nervous about an election and how an election turns out."
Elsewhere across Green Country, officials reported a strong turnout in Rogers County with more than 3,000 votes.
In Muskogee County, there was a steady stream of voters, but a worker at the election board said the turnout seemed to be slightly less than 2008.
In Cherokee County about 100 voters an hour visited the election board Monday and Washington County clerks described a busy office with steady lines and more than 2,000 votes.
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