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Sunday voting has long wait in Albany

Long lines in Dougherty County early Sunday voting (Source: WALB) Long lines in Dougherty County early Sunday voting (Source: WALB)
"What do you want to carry on for years to come?" said Angela Shumate. (Source: WALB) "What do you want to carry on for years to come?" said Angela Shumate. (Source: WALB)
"You've got to be the one to make the change," said Matthew Rouse. (Source: WALB) "You've got to be the one to make the change," said Matthew Rouse. (Source: WALB)
"We want this to be a record breaking voter turnout," said Bishop Victor L. Powell. (Source: WALB) "We want this to be a record breaking voter turnout," said Bishop Victor L. Powell. (Source: WALB)
"The vote is the power," said Minister Peggy Lyons. (Source: WALB) "The vote is the power," said Minister Peggy Lyons. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The only Sunday open for early voting had a huge turnout.

Lines were long all afternoon. 

The polls opened at 1 this afternoon.

At one point, the wait was over 3 hours.

Everyone had the same reason to come out and vote, to let their voice be heard in one of the most controversial presidential elections. 

"You want to see the change, you've got to be the one to make the change," said Matthew Rouse, a voter. 

Dougherty County had major numbers.

"I wanted to come out because number 1: you want your voice to be heard," said Angela Shumate, a voter. 

While some waited more than 3 hours just to get to the ID table, people said that did not stop them from coming out. 

Churches in the community came out to play music and cook food for people leaving who had already voted. 

"Our main thing is to raise the consciousness of voting. What we're trying to do, we want this to be a record breaking voter turnout," said Bishop Victor L. Powell.

"We understand that the vote is power," said Minister Peggy Lyons.

 The common message among voters was all the same.

"Your vote counts for the different things that are implemented by leaders to make America better," said Rouse.

"Who represents you the most in America, what do you believe in and what do you want to have carried on for years to come," said Shumate. 

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