FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- NewsChannel 15 watched polling places throughout the day keeping an eye on how things were going. Lines seemed to be considerably shorter than they were during early voting. More than 31,000 people voted early.
The longest we were told a voter had to wait on Election Day was just more than 90 minutes in Huntertown. McMillen Community Center had some technical issues that delayed them a little more than half an hour.
There was a lot of commotion over in New Haven Tuesday morning. Before they opened, a booth died and had to be replaced, causing about a 25 minute delay. Then a polling employee got sick and had to be taken away in ambulance. After that excitement, they too continued on fairly normal.
As of a little after 4 p.m., 130,000 people had voted in Allen County.
“With respect to complications, we have not experienced anything out of the ordinary. We have 117 voting locations. At three of those locations, our election personnel needed some additional technical assistance which delayed actual voting for a short period of time. Otherwise, the election process has run very smoothly,” Tom Hardin said. Hardin is the Chariman of the Allen County Election Board.
But one particular voter over in Ohio caught our attention. That’s because she is 102 years old.
“Everybody that’s able to vote get out and vote because it’s worth everything that you could say,” Velma McGrew said.
Velma was just four years old when women got the right to vote. She’s voted in every election since. Of course a lot of people are watching what will happen in Ohio as it’s one of the battleground states.
But like Velma, most of the people we talked to on Election Day were just excited Election Day finally arrived and were anxious to see what happens.