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Cuyahoga County voters head to the polls

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

In less than five hours, the ads and the phone calls will finally be over. People will be able to eat dinner without a political call interrupting the conversation.

The polls are open and people across the country are casting their votes.

When the doors at Fairfax Recreation Center opened at 6:30 a.m., the workers were ready for the line of voters that stretched outside the doors.

Cuyahoga County predicts 357,000 people will vote this Election Day.

Leandra McEllrath says the stakes are high.

"Everything. The United States, our livelihoods. Everything is at stake," she said.

"So, I figure, that's why it's so high right now and because they probably need someone who's for the people and not against the people," said Theresa Veasley.

"I feel good. I really feel good. I voted for what I believed in as far as the school levies and minimum wage and presidential," said Felecia Strozier.

Ronnie Henighan is voting with his four-year-old granddaughter. He's lived in the Fairfax neighborhood  for decades and says and says he's carrying on tradition. His parents and grandparents carried him to vote.

"I remember what it was like when people couldn't vote and what my grandparents used to say in the south, how difficult it was and all the people that sacrificed, time, jobs, life to be able to have the opportunity to have for us to vote, so we got to make sure we keep that going," he said.

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