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Heavy voting reported around Liberty
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Jamal Scott looks over his original artwork on his 1989 Chevy Blazer. He finished his airbrushed project on Sunday. - photo by Photo by Alena Parker.
As predicted, Liberty County polls matched the national trend and experienced a large early morning boom.

The crowds thinned late in the morning, but most polls are still running smoothly.
"We had lines early this morning, but it's leveling out right now," said Barbara Ford the poll manager at the Lewis Frasier Middle School precinct around 9 a.m. Ford reported 184 voters at this time and predicts there will be a big rush around 4 p.m.
Many area precincts were reporting much higher numbers in comparison to other election years.
"This morning we had about 60 people," said Phyllis Frasier, assistant manager for the 9th Precinct at the VFW. "This is the most traffic we've seen. Everybody wants to do their civic duty."
The VFW precinct, like most in the area, experienced a steady but manageable stream of voters throughout the late morning as poll-workers took a breath to brace for the lunch and after-work rush. Frasier said for the most part people are having a good experience.
"Everybody excited and there's no line," Frasier said.
There were a few reported hiccups with some individual machines, such as in Fleming East, where three of the seven allotted voting machines didn't boot up at the beginning of the day. The wait in line early was over two hours.
Ella Golden, supervisor to the Liberty County Elections Office, however, said all the machines were running just fine by middway. The wait in Fleming East started dropping when all of the machines were brought online at about 10 a.m.
"Everything's really working well. We're going to have a wonderful election," Golden said.
Local candidates and their campaigners are also working hard on Election Day. Charlie Frasier and Carolyn Smith-Carter, both who are running for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education, were out campaigning and waving to voters on Highway 196.
Smith-Carter said she'd been awake since 3:30 a.m. in anticipation of the day, which she, like many, feels is a major historical landmark.
"It's a remarkable day. I couldn't have picked a better time in history to experience," said Smith Carter, who also remembered living through the civil rights movement while living in Alabama.

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