The Latest: Long lines persist at Kansas City area location

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BRANSON MO NEWS: KANSAS CITY — The Latest on the election in Missouri :

The long lines that formed before the polls opened in the Kansas City area continued at some locations well into the afternoon.The church has five precincts voting there, and one of the precincts has the largest population and is voting in the smallest room with five booths. Patty Evans, Democrat director for Clay County Election Board, says the delays could be attributed to heavy turnout and a very lengthy, two-sided ballot that takes time to read.At least one other site in Kansas City was reporting about an hour wait in the afternoon. The polls close at 7 p.m.Voters are finding long lines around Missouri while turning out for an election that will reshape the state’s political landscape.Missouri election officials had predicted record turnout even before voters began heading to the polls Tuesday.In St. Louis, lines formed before dawn. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that some voters arrived an hour before the polls opened.Across the state, The Kansas City Star reports unusually long lines in some areas. Fifty-six-year-old Jim Duff says the line he encountered at a south Kansas City church is the longest he’s …


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