Photos: Friarsgate Park voting lines

tdominick@thestate.comNovember 6, 2012 

Emblematic of several precincts in South Carolina, Friarsgate Park suffered break downs of two of its four voting machines. A third was delivered, but high turnout and the lack of operational machines led to long lines and hours-long waits.

Even after an hour and a half wait, Sue Spillane and Jason Berry still were not inside the building at Friarsgate Park on Tuesday morning. Problems with a voting machines left the precinct with only two machines until one more was delivered. The wait for most of the early voters was more than three hours.

Even after an hour and a half wait, Sue Spillane and Jason Berry still were not inside the building at Friarsgate Park on Tuesday morning. Problems with a voting machines left the precinct with only two machines until one more was delivered. The wait for most of the early voters was more than three hours.

Voters waited for hours to vote at Friarsgate Park on Tuesday morning.

Inside the Friarsgate Park recreation center, the line snaked through a room and the lobby before entering the gym where the voting booths were.

Inside the Friarsgate Park recreation center, the line snaked through a room and the lobby before entering the gym where the voting booths were.

A voter makes her choices on one of three operational voting machines at Friarsgate Park on Tuesday morning. For much of the morning, only two of four machines at the precinct were working. A third was delivered later.

A voter makes her choices on one of three operational voting machines at Friarsgate Park on Tuesday morning. For much of the morning, only two of four machines at the precinct were working. A third was delivered later.

Voters wait, many for more than three hours, as the morning wears on at Friarsgate Park. High turnout and broken voting machines contributed to a bottle neck at the voting booths.

Voters wait, many for more than three hours, as the morning wears on at Friarsgate Park. High turnout and broken voting machines contributed to a bottle neck at the voting booths.

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