Hundreds lined up at polling spots across Miami-Dade County to make their mark in this year's election.

"Well, I hoped it was going to be shorter, but I kind of knew it was going to be hot," said Aura Tovar.

"It seems like it's never going to end," said another voter.

"The biggest thing is the economy and we can't continue the path that were on," said Pedro Nunez.

Nunez camped out and lined up at 5 a.m., two hours before the doors opened. Turns out his patience paid off as it took him 24 minutes to vote.

More than 8,000 volunteers reported to 829 precincts in Miami-Dade County at 7 a.m. when the polls opened.

"I wanted to make sure I beat the crowd," said Nunez.

"We had a very smooth start to the day," said Christina White with the Miami-Dade Elections Department. "We have no issues to report."

Despite few problems reported by the Miami-Dade Elections Department, long lines were the norm at some precincts.

On Tuesday afternoon in Brickell, some voters reported standing in line for up to seven hours as they waited to cast their ballot. One woman said she got into line at 10 a.m. and finally voted about 5 p.m. Voters brought books, iPads, umbrellas, and chairs to pass the time.

Food in Brickell line

One woman delivered empanadas to voters waiting in line.

Some voters called the polling location disorganized. The long line outside eventually divided into two precincts inside the polling location, said voters. Local 10's Tamika Bickham said it took her six hours to vote.

Security guards for a nearby condominium complex left warnings on illegally parked cars.

"Some of the questions are kind of tricky," said one voter.

"You have to read the whole Amendment cause the wording at the beginning is not the same as the wording at the end, so you have read the whole thing to understand what you're voting on," said Nunez.

As of Saturday, 447,733 voters casted their ballots early or voted absentee in Miami-Dade County.


Long lines for some in Broward

West Park voting

There were long lines at precincts in Broward County, too, and other issues.

Dave DiPietro, Mitt Romney's campaign chair in Broward County, reported that polling locations at the Rick Case dealership in Weston and at the Westview Lakes Clubhouse in Pembroke Pines ran out of ballots. Hundreds of people waited at Rick Case as the ballots were replenished. The general manager at Rick Case called the ballot outage a "hiccup."

At Pembroke Road Baptist Church, voters learned their precinct was short a ballot scanning machine. Without it, wait times hovered near the four hour mark.

"It was just one machine at the time, and it took a lot of time for people to do their ballots. I guess there were a lot of undecideds," said one voter.

Voters at other precincts reported waiting up to four hours to cast their ballots.