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2PM election day #Greenpoint polling site @ 424 Leonard. Two hour wait, only two machines running and still a long line of voters willing to stand on line and exercise their right to vote. Open until 9PM. Incredibly proud to be part of this community and proud to be American!! #givethanksgreenpoint #greenpointers #greenpointbrooklyn #democracy #electionday2018 #thisisdemocracy
As a wave of eager voters arrived at their poll sites across New York City today, tens of thousands of Brooklynites faced extended lines with wait times over two-hours due to malfunctioning ballot scanners. The resiliency of NYC voters was on full display as they waited through the chaos, likely wondering why New York doesn’t have early voting.
The line at John Ericsson Middle School 126 (424 Leonard St.) in Greenpoint wrapped down the hall outside of the voting room and the wait time was over two hours at 2 p.m., after four out of six ballot scanners stopped working.