Voters find long lines at one Rio Rancho polling place

Posted at: 11/06/2012 12:31 PM
Updated at: 11/06/2012 12:45 PM
By: KOB.com staff

Voters at some polls in Rio Rancho tell KOB they had to wait more than two hours to vote Tuesday morning.

We went to a polling place at Puesta Del Sol Elementary, where we found long lines in and outside of the school.

Rio Rancho has five voting centers.

One voter told us she waited for 2 hours and 20 minutes to vote at the school, which had only three machines taking in ballots.

"By the end of the day that line will be out all the way to Southern Boulevard," said voter Sharon Samtur. "It's unbelievable. There are people who left, there are people who can't stand because they had spasms or something in their back."

Samtur said she expects lines to get worse throughout the day.

If you are voting in Bernalillo County, you can download the "My Vote Center" application on your smart phone to get estimated waiting times and other information.

If you live in Sandoval County, the county's website has a list of voting centers for you.