Long lines for voters in many areas of the state

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BREWER, Maine (WABI) -
People around the state have been showing up at the polls since they opened.

Vote Pin, Photo Date: January 19, 2016 / Photo: U.S. Army / (MGN)

According to people in Brewer there was a line out waiting for the doors of the Brewer Auditorium to open at 7AM and there was a steady stream of voters heading behind the curtain to cast their vote.

The line to put the ballot through the machine snaked across the gym floor.

One person told TV5 it took about 50 minutes from when they arrived to when they left.

But everyone seemed okay with the wait.

"I don't think the timing made any difference. I just wanted to make sure that I was counted on," said Brewer voter Sonia F. Yrayta. "And it's important, and it's a lot of people and it's nice to see that, everybody's getting involved, the younger generation, the older generation, it counts."