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Many Harford County voters see short wait at the polls

Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 17:43:25-05

Many voters in Harford County had a short wait to cast their ballots.

Despite this election season's turnout, many voted in less than 10 minutes on Tuesday. Nia McDonald said she was in and out of her Harford County polling place within minutes. It was a pleasant surprise for her.

"I know with my family, some of them voted early, some of them voted today, but the last time it was just completely different," McDonald said.

It's a difference staff at the Harford County Board of Elections take pride in.

"One of the good things is the training. We train our own judges here in this classroom. They have hands on training on different scenarios in the poll book with how the voters come up and such, so they're prepared when the voters come in" Kevin Keene, Election Director with Harford County Board of Elections said.

According to the Maryland State Board of Elections, the presidential primaries in Harford County brought out more than 45 percent of eligible voters.

"We're ahead of the pace from four years ago, but the dynamics of the race, I think, contribute to that largely too," Keene said.

ABC2 Reporter Skyler Henry contributed to this report.

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