Transcript for By the Numbers: Waiting times for early voting
We turn now to early voting now under way across the country with weeks ago before Election Day we're already seeing hours long lines at some polling site. It's not examine how race might determine how long he'll have to wait to exercise your right to vote. By the numbers this week. Some voters waited in line up to eight hours to vote according to the lawyers committee for civil rights which tracks particularly long lines in Texas Georgia and North Carolina. In Gwinnett County Georgia voters waited up to two and a half hours to vote. Good and times vary widely in Ohio some counties have 97 times more polling places. Per voter than others according to an analysis by the guardian nineteen minutes was the average time voters spent at the polls including in line during the 2016 presidential election. But wait times were 29%. Longer in entirely black neighborhoods and they weren't entirely white neighborhoods in 2016. And voters in black neighborhoods were 74%. More likely to wait more than thirty minutes at polling sites than those in white neighborhoods.
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