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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA/AP) -- A record number of people cast their ballots early across the country and here in the District. Early voters stood in long lines at polling places for the last day of early voting in D.C.

On Sunday, District of Colombia elections officials reported that more than 52,000 residents voted early, according AP.

Byron Buck was waiting in the long lines, "I want to make sure my vote is counted. We are committed to vote so we're going to wait."

Jennifer Hubble was also prepared for the 90-minute wait, "I just got in line. I've never seen it like this before ever."

Depending on the precinct, some voters had minimal wait times.

The District's Board of Elections doubled up on the machines and opened polling places in each of the eight wards with extended hours.

Board of Elections Executive Director Clifford Tatum says D.C. hasn't had early voting in a presidential election before. They started early voting in 2010 with four polling places, 15 percent voted early then.

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