More than 10,000 Catawba County residents made it out to early voting.
"It's going great," said Larry Brewer, Catawba County Board of Elections director. "That's real good for this election."
Brewer said Catawba County has 102,912 registered voters. The election board is anticipating more voters to participate in early voting.
"Personally, I do recommend early voting," Brewer said. "Early voting people can pick the time to vote. (On Election Day), you don't know what kind of problems can arise."
Brewer said by voting early, people can avoid long lines on Election Day and possible technical difficulties because of storms, such as the ones to go through Catawba County this week.
Early voting continues until 6:30 p.m. Friday in Sherrills Ford and 6 p.m. Friday at the Southwest Library. Voters may cast their ballot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Newton Library or Highland Recreation Center. Saturday is also the last time a resident may register to vote at a One Stop location.
To be educated on which candidates to vote for, review the Voters' Guide in Thursday's print edition of The Observer News Enterprise. For a sample ballot, visit www.catawbacountync.gov  and click on "Elections."