Last day of early voting brings long lines to polls

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix-area voters are waiting hours to cast ballots in what is the final day of in-person early voting before Election Day.

Some voters have reported standing in line for as long as three hours at some locations.

Maricopa County recorder's office spokeswoman Elizabeth Bartholomew says one reason is that six of the 25 polling sites are city buildings that close on Fridays.

She says there were similar long wait times in the county during the 2008 general election.

Maricopa County opened early ballot voting Oct. 12.

Officials say long lines didn't materialize until Wednesday.

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