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Birmingham voters experience long lines at polling sites (pictures)

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Voters in line at St. Thomas Episcopal on Tuesday. (abc3340.com) Voters in line at St. Thomas Episcopal on Tuesday. (abc3340.com)
Irondale voters wait to cast their ballots on Tuesday. (Special from Patricia Pickett ) Irondale voters wait to cast their ballots on Tuesday. (Special from Patricia Pickett )

Some voters found long lines at their local polling sites on Tuesday, forcing many to wait as long as three hours to cast their ballot.

At an Irondale senior center, the line to vote has stretched for blocks and the city's mayor has said people there can expect to wait possibly fours to turn in a ballot on Tuesday night.

Long lines formed at the Hoover Recreation Center and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and in Vestavia Hills, a broken counter machine caused a two-hour wait at the Horizon Church.

The long waits aren't just happening in Alabama though.  Voters across the nation are experiencing long lines with early reports of high voter turnout.

"Long lines were reported from Michigan to Florida, from Nebraska to South Carolina.Long lines were reported from Michigan to Florida, from Nebraska to South Carolina." the Associated Press reported.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

Click to Read:  Turnout appears high in many parts of the US

 


 

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