Polling place problems in Green Country

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Updated: 11/06/2012 5:47 pm Published: 11/06/2012 4:02 pm

Across the nation you can see long lines of Americans waiting to vote on the 45th President.

Some people in Green Country reported waiting as long as two hours to cast their vote.

"I saw that there was not enough help," said Yvonne Shaw, a registered Tulsa County voter.

"I think they could've used a few more people in there helping the voters," said William Barron, another voter.

A lack of help at the Gilcrease Hills Club for poll workers was evident for many people there.

"The people in there are doing the best they can with what they have to work with," said Barron.

The Vietnam Veteran stood in line nearly two hours to vote but despite how long he had to wait, he knew it was worth it.

"It took 4 or 500 years to get to this position, what's a few more hours?" he said.

Election worker Pearl Hunter is one of four people who worked the poll. She says much of the hold up was coming from assisting many of the disabled voters. 

"We have to stop the voting and we bring the ballots and the disabled sheet out to the person in the car," Hunter told FOX23.

She adds normally the lines aren't this long but this year they combined two precincts and at least double the number of voters showed up to cast their ballots.

She just asked everyone to be patient with the process.

"It was worth the wait," said Shaw.

We had multiple reports of waiting times in Green Country. However, in Florida some voters waited as long as four hours.

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mustangdriver - 11/7/2012 10:29 AM
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Well said IMVHO. People only care about themselves, not the solutions to the problems they face.

IMVHO - 11/6/2012 5:44 PM
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I have worked the polls for 26 years. I have missed 2 elections and this is the first presidential election I have missed. I was the youngest when I started. We are required to go to training every few years and the numbers attending are down. No one wants to be a compensated volunteer. THAT is why the lines are long and if you don't like it then do something about it. The answer to the problem is for more people to become involved by working the polls. So if you don't want to be part of the solution then just shut up. You don't care to help no one else cares you are standing in a long line.
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