Long Lines at Polling Stations: A Potential Problem?

Jennifer Shelton, of Catonsville, Maryland, said she had to wait almost 40 minutes to vote Tuesday
Jennifer Shelton, of Catonsville, Maryland, said she had to wait almost 40 minutes to vote Tuesday

As we all know, this presidential election is “the one:” the results will bring either the first black president or the first female vice president.

But will long lines at polling station deter voters from casting their important vote? I visited some local polling stations today to see if this was the case in our area.

When I woke this morning I went to my local polling station to cast my vote. Much to my surprise (and delight) I only waited about 15 minutes in line. I visited three other polling stations in the surrounding area and found that lines were anywhere from and hour to even three hours long.

But that didn’t seem to phase all the voters. They waited patiently in line talking among themselves about their views on this election. I even observed some supporters of opposite candidates talking to one another in a friendly manner and at the end of the day it shouldn’t matter who wins just as long as they do what is best for our country .

So even though these lines are very long and I understand that some people just don’t have the time to wait, please do you best to cast that ever important vote. Becasue your one vote does matter and over the course of history that has been proven.

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