Lehigh Valley already sees long lines at some polling places early on Election Day

Written by on November 3, 2020

Lehigh Valley already sees long lines at some polling places early on Election Day

By Ben Stemrich

November 3, 2020

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Photos of the lines wrapped around the building at the First Presbyterian Church in Allentown. Photos Ali Reid.

As the polls opened across Pennsylvania at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, there were already reports of long lines at some polling sites.

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By 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, there was a line wrapped around the building at the First Presbyterian Church in Allentown. That’s at the corner of Cedar Crest and Tillman, and it’s one of the larger polling sites in Lehigh County.

Some voters said they had already been waiting close to an hour and weren’t even halfway there.

But the overall atmosphere was calm, and people seemed relieved that Election Day was finally here.

It looked like nearly everyone was wearing masks, although not everyone was practicing social distancing to the letter of the law. But the line was more spread out than in past years. 

As for the top issues of the day, voters mentioned a variety – including from healthcare and decency, to cyber censorship.

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