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Early voting is breaking records in Texas’ 10 biggest counties

Some counties saw up to twice the number of votes cast Monday compared to the same day in 2012.

Voters line up outside Harrington Library in Plano, Texas, on the first day of early voting on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

Editor's note: Correction appended.

Multiple Texas counties reported record-breaking turnout figures on the first day of early voting Monday, according to news outlets across the Lone Star State. 

Some counties saw as much as double the number of votes cast Monday compared to the first day of early voting in the 2012 presidential election year. Many also saw significant increases from the first day of early voting in 2008.

Here's a quick roundup of turnout figures from some of Texas' most populous counties:

On Monday, The Texas Tribune reported that voters were seeing unusually long lines for early voting. Amanda Stephens of Corpus Christi said she was told the wait to vote was two and a half hours. Others said on Twitter that they were able to vote quickly.  

Early voting continues through Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 8

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Here’s what you need to know about voting in Texas this year:

Correction: An earlier version of this story included incorrect dates for early voting and Election Day.

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