Long lines, waits reported at Aiken County polls

Annette M. Drowlette/Staff
Parimal Patel waits in line at the North Augusta Community Center to vote Tuesday in North Augusta.

Voting line waits were reported between one and two hours this morning at Aiken County precincts, and a lunch time surge could make them longer.

Only about 20 voters were waiting before 11 a.m. in First Church of the Nazarene polling place in Midland Valley.

However, voters at Precinct 62 on U.S. Highway 25 said it took more than two hours to vote, after they arrived at 8 a.m.

South Carolina polls were expecting somewhat more traffic than Georgia polls because the state doesn't have early or advance voting procedures.

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