Millions of Americans are voting the midterm elections that will determine the balance of legislative power midway into Donald Trump’s current term. A common sight today (Nov. 6), and in the days prior (
early voting has surged in states that offer it): long lines.
This can be seen as a sign of voter enthusiasm—
and of problems plaguing polling sites.
There have been issues with
ballot scanners in New York City, exceedingly long lines in Georgia as well technical issues in Texas and North Carolina, the AP reported. A line outside a polling site in Atlanta. Poll worker Amirun Nessa, seated right, assists voter Leyna Madison in Brooklyn, New York.
Voters wait to cast ballots in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. Kristen Leach votes with her six-month-old daughter, Nora, in Atlanta. Volunteer Fu Hua Chen puts up a sign near a polling place set up at Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, Calif. A line backs up into a parking garage outside a polling site in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Maria Morahn, of Osceola, Iowa, casts her ballot. People stand in line to cast their vote at a public school in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York. Lloyd Salters, from Humansville, Mo., votes at Caplinger Woods RV & Campgrounds in Stockton, Missouri.
Voters enter a polling station in Tallahassee, Florida. A man casts his ballot at Philomont Fire Station, in Purcellville, Virginia. Lindsey Adams lets her daughter Kadence Bethea, 2, help her vote after they waited in line for more than an hour and a half in Atlanta. Voters wait to cast their ballots at a fire station serving as a voting place for the midterm election in Detroit, Michigan. Voters at a polling location near the Las Vegas Strip. Yvette Pryor casts her ballot at the Half Acre brewery in Chicago.