(KCEN) -- Polls opened for the first day of early voting in Texas today.
Thousands of central Texans have already cast their ballots for the election.
Turnout for a presidential election is usually around 60 percent, but this year is expected to be even higher.
That's because a record number of Texans, 13.6 million, are registered to vote.
At one polling site in McLennan County, nearly 700 people showed up in the first two hours alone.
McLennan County Elections Clerk Kathy Van Wolfe said, "We had people waiting when the doors opened to vote and I think it will be a steady stream the whole two weeks that we're voting."
Election offices expect a spike in the number of voters tomorrow.
They believe tonight's debate will help people get excited about casting their ballots.