People across the country went to the polls today to place their votes for the next US President, but many states, including Georgia, reported long lines, according to the Associated Press.
One polling location in Valdosta was the Trinity Presbyterian Church.
According to one volunteer, the church reportedly had a line of voters waiting for the polls to open this morning.
Throughout the day, church members worked to keep traffic flowing and got people in and out as quickly as they could.
“The volunteers have been helping people navigate the parking lot and get through the church,” Anghaarad Dees, the church’s pastor, said.
One volunteer said she had been at the church since 9 a.m. helping direct traffic. Another said she got to the church at 6 p.m. to help people find their way around the building.
There was a short line at the church at 6 p.m. Dees said the lines at the church have not been an issue.
“This morning there was a 10 minute wait,” she said. “There has not been a wait for anyone since.”
There was a large number of voters at the church today, though the church volunteers were able to make the process fast and easy.
“We have had people coming in and out all day, but it has been a smooth process inside for everybody,” Dees said.
The polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Written by Bailey Storey. Photos courtesy of Bailey Storey.