At the Polls: Long lines and voters steadfast in their beliefs

Posted November 6, 2012 10:20 am | Filed under 2012 Election, Local News

Andrew Kiel |
Early Tuesday morning, voters in York County braved chilly temperatures, some standing in lines more than an hour to cast their ballot in the election.

At the Anderson Road precinct, housed at the Rock Hill School District Three headquarters, more than 250 voters stood outside as a line snaked out towards U.S. 21.

At that precinct, the first person in line said he showed up at 5:45 a.m. to cast his ballot. Later this morning, when the precinct opened a few minutes late due to a computer glitch, some voters left the line saying they couldn’t wait and had to go to work.

Voters like Susan Crawford of Rock Hill said that Mitt Romney was the best choice because he would do a better job of bringing more business to South Carolina.

Vera Williams-Agurs, also of Rock Hill, said she was voting for Barack Obama, but for the same reason as Crawford.

And Bill Horsfall and his wife were up early voting Tuesday, both voting for Mitt Romney but on issues that seemed to hit a bit closer to home.