Ind. residents endure long lines to vote early

November 2, 2008 9:12:48 PM PST
The Indiana secretary of state says more than 10 percent of the state's registered voters have already cast their ballots, and many waited in long lines to do so.Singing helped people keep up their spirits at the Lake County Superior Court house in Gary. With just two voting machines there, many people spent several hours in line.

Still, voters speaking with ABC7 Chicago were eager to make their voices heard.

"It's worth it to cast vote for who you feel is best candidate. And I feel the best candidate is who I'm voting for today. So, it was worth every hour," said voter Joann Boyd.

"It's uncomfortable, yes, but when you remember what our ancestors went through, then we can stand and wait until our time," said Rev. Douglas Thames, another voter.

Remember, Indiana residents must show identification before they can vote. Early voting in Indiana ends at 12 p.m. Monday.


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