Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Three hour wait at some Denver voting centers
DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- As the sun sets over the Rockies here in Denver, lines continue to stretch around blocks and down streets at many of the city's 55 voting centers.
Voters heading to the polls after getting off work are being greeted by polling place volunteers directing them to other voting centers where lines may be shorter. Right now, election officials are telling us the wait in some places has now reached three hours. Young volunteers are holding cardboard signs begging, "Please stay ... vote."
Compounding the technical issues from earlier is a larger than expected voter turnout here in the Rocky Mountain state. Constitutional amendments and referendums on same-sex marriage, in addition to a hottly contested gubernatorial race, are the main reasons folks here say they came to vote.
-- CNN Producer Eric Marrapodi
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