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Some wait in line longer than others at W.Va. polling places

November 05, 2008

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Considering her husband waited 2 1/2 hours to vote Tuesday morning at James Rumsey Technical Institute, Karen Martin was pretty happy with where she was standing outside the school about 90 minutes before the polls closed.

Martin said her husband, Leon, was off work for the day so his extended wait at Precinct 39, beginning at 8:30 a.m., didn't pose a problem.

The couple voted at different times because of her in-home day care business and "somebody had to stay with the kids," said Martin, whose daughter came with her to the polls.

Jessica Lynch said she waited about 90 minutes to vote at James Rumsey, but faired better than her husband, who had a two-hour wait.

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At Faith Christian Academy east of Martinsburg, Shannon Mullenax of Bedington said she waited from 5 to 6 p.m. to vote in Precinct 49.

The polling location moved from the Greensburg church after the May 2008 primary where some voters said they waited three hours.

None of the voters interviewed said they had any trouble with the voting machines.

- Matthew Umstead

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