CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Voters were turning out in large numbers Tuesday in Franklin County to vote for the next president of the United States, along with other state and congressional races.
The 500th person cast his vote in Guilford 1 by 9:34 a.m. at the Guilford 1 polling place in the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where another 80 or more people were standing in line. The precinct has 2,940 registered voters, said Judge of Elections Rhoda Duke.
"It's been phenomenal. I was clear around the building before 7 a.m.," Duke said of the line at the time the polls opened.
"They were lined up around the building" at 7 a.m., said Janet Friend, the judge of elections at the West Side Brethren In Christ Church where Hamilton 1 voters were formed into two lines, A through L and M through Z. Just before 10 a.m. about 450 people had voted out of 2,286 registered.