Voters Wait in Line to Have Voices Heard in Philadelphia Area

Voters around Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware flocked to the polls Tuesday morning to decide whether Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump will become President of the United States.

Lines quickly formed at several polling locations in Philadelphia shortly after voting opened at 7 a.m. The line outside Ben Franklin High School in the city's Spring Garden neighborhood swelled in minutes of opening leading to a two hour long wait for some.

"It's a pretty awesome thing to see so many people out to make their votes count," Jennifer Sludden told NBC10.

At 10th and Locust streets in Center City, NBC10's Jim Rosenfield captured voters waiting inside for their turns. And, NBC10's Monique Braxton found long lines outside the Kingsessing Free Library. A poll worker said the line was longest of the past three elections.

Outside the city, voters found lines in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Rehoboth, Delaware.

In the Lehigh Valley, a line wrapped around the Zions Evan Lutheran Church in Zionsville where Sen. Pat Toomey will vote Tuesday evening as he looks to stop Democrat Katie McGinty. [[338107532, C]]

There were also anecdotally stories of voting rolls reaching into the hundreds already by mid-morning. At one Cherry Hill, New Jersey polling place more than 300 voters cast their votes in the first five hours or so.

And, voters at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia had the chance to spend a little more time at their polling place as flu shots were offered.

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