Voters Wait Hours At Herbert Hoover To Vote, Long Lines Pervasive In Lower Bucks

Voters wait up to four and a half hours at Herbert Hoover Elementary School to cast their ballots in person. Photo by Rick Rickman.

Long lines are the story of Election Day at every polling station. People are coming out in droves to vote in person this year throughout Lower Bucks.

The average wait time at Herbert Hoover Elementary is four hours, according to poll workers. One woman leaving told WBCB she waited 4 and half hours to vote. Voters are still arriving.

But voters are not being deterred from casting their ballots in person despite these lines even in light of the pandemic.

One voter waiting at 6:45 a.m. this morning at Bensalem High School told WBCB a long line had already formed even before polls opened.

A line out the door as many voters wait inside at Pennsbury High School. Photo by Rick Rickman.

Voters are still in line at Pennsbury High School. Randy, who has been helping voters there all morning, says the line was out the door and around the corner earlier.

Randy told a WBCB reporter so far everyone has remained peaceful and mostly respectful. He added many of the president’s supporters are voting in Trump hats, sweatshirts, and masks.

More than 150,000 Bucks County voters submitted their ballots in the mail this year. This accounts for nearly a third of the county’s 488,000 registered voters.

Polls close at 8 p.m. tonight. When they do, WBCB 1490 AM will begin its live election coverage with on-the-ground reporting.

Campaign signs line every polling station as people wait to vote. Photo by Rick Rickman.