Long Lines at Alabama Polling Sites

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Polling places across Alabama had long lines when they opened Tuesday morning for election day.

Secretary of State Beth Chapman visited one polling place in Montgomery and said it was typical of what was happening throughout

Voters started lining up at Vaughn Park Church of Christ about 5 a.m. and an estimated 300 were in line when the poll opened at 7 a.m. There were several hundred people lined when the polls opened at the Montgomery Museum of Art.

In Birmingham, as many as 1,000 people were standing in line to vote when the polls opened at Birmingham's Legion Field. The line stretched all the way from the stadium to Graymont Avenue and down the street through a parking lot.

A few blocks away from the stadium, another long line wrapped around an elementary school where people were voting.

The polls close at 7 p.m.

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