Voter turnout in McLennan County

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Thousands of Central Texans casted their ballots on Tuesday for the Midterm Election. 

There are 33 voting places in McLennan County alone – all open until 7:00 p.m. Candidates on both sides are encouraging everyone to come out and show their support. 

FOX44 spoke with several voters arriving at Waco’s First Assembly of God Church. They all said they are happy with the electronic voting system and the poll workers being knowledgeable and helpful. 

Voter Robert Johnson credits smooth voting to the electronic voting system. 

“It was easy just follow the instructions and cast your vote,” Johnson says.

His trick to beating the crowd was to get there before lunch break. 

“I got in before the line got busy. When I came, it was two people in front of me. When I left, it was 20,” Johnson says.

Johnson encourages everyone to come out and exercise their right to vote. 

“Let your voice be heard. Cast your vote. If you didn’t vote, let your voice be heard. My prayer to holy God in Jesus’s name,” Johnson says.

Rebecca Marquez reminds every voter to remember one thing – and that is we are all Americans. 

“The divisiveness that is going on right now has brought everybody to sides,” Marquez says. “I hope that everyone does come back together and is able to get along and be bipartisan to work together for the good of the country.” 

Another voter, Jim Black, hopes for the right politicians to win. 

“We need to get in people that have the country’s interest at heart, and not just to be re-elected and further their own ambitions. As long as we are free, there is always hope. And we can always build on that,” Black says.

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