Short voting lines in Nevada

Early morning lines formed at many Nevada polling places, but with more than 700,000 ballots already cast during two weeks of early voting -- about 70 percent of the expected vote, analysts say -- the waits were not long in many places. As the morning wore on, voters showed up in a trickle.

Still, for many, enthusiasm was strong and any indecision was over. "There's so much information out there it's hard to know what's true and what's false " said Jaime Lea, 33, a mother of two who did not make her final choice until Monday night. "I felt like I wanted to have all the information before I made a decision."

This was the first election she had been counted among the undecided.

On Tuesday, she showed up with her two small children, ages 1 and 3, excited to be certain. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are good men, she said, but in the end she opted for Romney. She shares his Mormon faith, she said, but voted on economic issues.

Donna St. George writes about education, with an emphasis on Montgomery County schools.
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