Voter turnout was strong in Towson

Posted at 5:23 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 17:23:14-05

Voter turnout was strong in Towson Tuesday afternoon with limited wait times. 

Voters at Towson High had just a 10-15 minute wait, while those casting a ballot at the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Library said their wait was about 30 minutes. Regardless of wait time, voters said that they were happy to exercise the right to vote.

"I was really excited to come vote," Laurie Moylan said. "I'm really excited because I'm voting for a woman president, but it's not just because she's a woman and I really respect and am inspired by Hillary Clinton."

Robin Zoll said she would never consider not voting.

"I vote... and for many years," she said.

Many were less than enthusiastic about the presidential candidates, but still wanted to cast their ballot.

"This election is pretty tricky, but I feel like either way -- good or bad -- we have to vote," Keva Green said.

Dylan Gerry voted in his first presidential election Tuesday. He said he chose to vote because of his college major.

"I'm a political science major, so I didn't really have a choice," he said.

Whether voters were enthusiastic about voting or not, many stressed the importance of exercising the right to vote, a right that many fought to earn.

"It's so important because people have fought for the right to vote and for so long not everyone could vote," Moylan said. "It's part of our democracy, it's very important that everyone's voice is heard."

"It's part of your constitutional right," Donnie Mendez said. "You just have to get it down, you learn that from the beginning of high school."

Polls are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Find your polling place.