Fil-Ams participate in early voting in Nevada

By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Oct 24 2012 01:41 PM | Updated as of Oct 24 2012 09:41 PM

LAS VEGAS - Early voting has begun in the swing state of Nevada. Kababayans and registered voters in Clark County trooped to the Seafood City supermarket to catch the official kickoff of the 2012 US election by casting their ballots.

Adele Austin, a Clark County mobile team leader said, "We had a line here early. We had a consistent group coming through all day. People are very excited to vote and we are very pleased."

Many said that voting early is hassle-free, considering their busy schedules. Rocky Alejo said, "I got two jobs that's why I came early to vote."

Some Filipino Americans in Nevada have differing views on who should become the next president.

Fely Quiteves said, "Nevada has the most number of foreclosures in the country. Governor Mitt Romney, as a businessman, is the only one who can solve the economic problem."

Evan Louie said his wife's dying wish was to vote for Obama. He said, "I'm here on her behalf. Obama helps provide everyone affordable healthcare."

Both Obama and Romney are set to visit Las Vegas this week, as part of the final leg of their campaigns.