Voter Turnout Heavy In Alabama; Test Of Patience In Some Locations
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Alabama on Tuesday, but in some places, voters had to wait a few more hours to vote.
It was an extreme test of patience at Oakwood University Church throughout the day, as people waited in line for more than two hours in the morning and up to three hours in the evening. The line was still very long as the poll closed, and everyone in line was allowed to vote, but it took until 9:20 p.m. to get every voter through.
Volunteers came and brought hot chocolate and cider to people as they waited. They also assisted the elderly by bringing them up closer to the front of the line.
Madison County Sheriff’s deputies were also called into assist with traffic near the Oakwood University campus due to the traffic waiting to get on campus to vote.
The lines have moved relatively quickly at other polling locations. Many of you told us you waited two to three minutes, others, 10 to 20 minutes. Here are some pictures from various locations.
Besides President, Alabama voters are deciding on the Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Public Service Commission president, local positions, and several state amendments.
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