CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the official totals for the 10-day early voting period are released Monday by the Secretary of State’s office they will show those totals blew by previous early voting records.

Totals after the voting ended Saturday evening showed just less than 212,000 voters cast ballots during the period. The old record was in the 2008 General Election at 153,096.

Approximately 33,000 residents voted Saturday and there were lines in many counties up until the 5 p.m. closing.

Monongalia, Wood and Kanawha counties had the highest number of early voters, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

Polls will open in Tuesday’s general election at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

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