Early voting in Brown County was off to a fast start Monday as 771 people showed up at the Brownwood Coliseum Annex to mark their ballots in the Nov. 4 general election.

“At 4:30 we had 745 people who voted, with them still coming in the doors to vote,” Brown County Elections Administrator Suzy Young said. The total number of early voters counted after the doors closed at 5 p.m. included 26 who voted in school board elections.

By comparison, only 700 people voted on the final day of early voting for the 2006 general election, Young said.

“The first day of early voting proved to have the largest numbers I have seen in this county,” Young said.

Early voting in the Nov. 4 election continues through Friday, Oct. 31, and the polling location at the Coliseum Annex, 110 S. Greenleaf, will be open every day until the deadline passes.

Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday both this week and next week.

Special weekend hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Voters are encouraged to bring their current voter registration card with them to the early voting site to help expedite the process. However, voters who believe they are registered in Brown County who can’t find their card may still cast a ballot if they bring proper identification.