RALEIGH -- As election day inches closer, the two presidential candidates are getting ready to square off for their final debate.
President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney will focus on foreign policy matters in Florida tonight.
The final presidential debate may be tonight, but many people have already made up their minds and are voting early.
As the race to the White House enters the final two weeks, so are the amount of people casting their ballot early.
More North Carolinians are voting early in this election than this time in 2008.
According to the State Board of Elections office, more than 150,000 North Carolinians voted on the first day of one-stop voting compared to about 117,000 in 2008.
Elections officials expect as much as 70 percent of voters to cast their ballots before election day.
"All candidates, et cetera, have gotten on to the fact that voters like early voting and they are out promoting it which does help us also," said Cherie Poucher, Wake County elections director.
Meanwhile, both presidential candidates will be in Boca Raton, Fla. for the final debate of the election season.
Foreign policy will be the focus this time -- about 15 days before the election on Nov. 6.