Columbus Voters Mostly Reporting Short Wait Times at Polling Locations This Morning
So far, so good. Columbus voters have largely reported short wait times at polling locations across the city this morning, generally citing between a 10 to 30 minute wait to vote. Early morning voters who attempted to beat the pre-work rush seemed to have few problems getting in and out in a timely fashion.
“I voted this morning,” reported Jessica Blevins to Columbus Underground via Twitter. “15 minutes at my Columbus polling location.”
Amanda Ryal-Mason reported via Facebook that she went to vote as soon as the polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and while it only took 30 minutes of her time, she noticed the line was a lot longer when she was leaving. CU reader Kelly OReilly reported the same thing via Facebook.
“I was there at 6:10 am, and there was already a line,” stated OReilly. “It took about 20 to 25 minutes once they opened, but the line had gotten two to three times as long as I was leaving.”
The polls in Ohio are open until 7:30 p.m. tonight. Voters should expect the longest waits to likely occur during lunchtime and immediately after work around 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Stay tuned for additional election day coverage from Columbus Underground throughout the day.