CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Election officials are busy gearing up for Tuesday.
Volunteers spend the morning loading voting machines and materials onto trucks and shipping them off to precincts.
The machines are the last of about 1, 800 machines to be delivered to 195 polling places around Mecklenburg County. Precinct coordinators were also busy picking up materials and instructions ahead of Election Day.
Board of Election officials say they expect long lines for voters early Tuesday morning, but say things should slow down by the afternoon.
They're also reporting record breaking early voting numbers. They say about 40 percent of registered Mecklenburg County voters already cast their ballot, that's up about 25 percent from 2008.