Lines were shorter this year than the 2008 presidential election, but Monroe County Clerk Linda Robbins says turnout has still been strong.
“It’s been an awesome day today,” Robbins says. “We are overflowing. We have long lines and for the most part we’ve had wonderful people that have been patient waiting in line and waiting for their time to vote but, it’s great turnout today.”
Indiana University senior Amir Gray voted today. He says he realizes the importance of making his voice heard.
“Even that small, one vote can change a lot,” he says.
Kristina Mendoza voted at Indiana Memorial Stadium. She says she was surprised by the small line at her polling station.
“It wasn’t crowded at all. I expected the line to actually be longer considering a lot of people get out of class around 2:15 2:30.”
Poll workers say voting at locations like precinct 19 and 23 have been running smoothly, but other locations have dealt with issues such as long lines and privacy concerns.
Robbins says some people had to wait an hour or two to be able to vote. Polls close at 6 p.m. and the votes will be tallied soon after.