Yuma Voters Find Long Lines, Long Waits

Yuma Voters Find Long Lines, Long Waits


YUMA – Election Day was a long day of long lines for Yuma county voters. While most people took the afternoon heat and the long lines in stride, many people were frustrated with the long wait.

Eleven voting centers were set up in Yuma county, and all of them were swamped with a big turn out for this year's general election. Voters waited in line for anywhere from one to three hours.

The polls closed at 7 o'clock Tuesday night, but anyone in line at that hour was allowed to cast their vote.

Tom Cuprak was the last voter in line at Immanuel Southern Baptist Church. He arrived at 7 o-clock. At 9:15 in the evening, he was still waiting in line.

Despite the frustrations, the long lines are a clear sign of a big voter turn out. 22,000 votes were cast before Election Day even began in the form of mail-in votes.

Yuma county election officials will be working throughout the night to tally the election results from the county's eleven voting centers.

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