Lines long at new early voting site at N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Thursday, hundreds of early voters waited in out-the-door lines at N.C. State’s campus.

The site located in the Creative Services Building at 1220 Varsity Drive had just opened.

“Got here about an hour and half ago,” said Devin Halvorsen.

“The line is long if you couldn’t tell it stretches around the building and it goes inside,” he added.

Halvorsen, and his friend Amelia Weaver are both first time voters who go to N.C. State. They said contextually the hour and half wait wasn’t that long.

“I’ve napped for longer than that at least this was getting something done,” said Weaver.

They said the time could have been put to doing school work, but the wait was well worth it.

“We don’t get to make a lot of important decisions as college students so it’s nice to be able to affect something going on in a higher form of government,” said Weaver.

Halvorsen and Weaver were finished with the long wait to vote, but others were just pulling up.

Bailey Ambrister was another first time voter. She was joined by her friend Kyle Lorenzo, who just turned 18 last week.

They said the hour and half long wait seemed daunting, but they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

“It matters. It really matters. It affects our daily lives with who become president,” said Ambrister.

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