Thomas Mitchell

Many reasons to vote in Harford, as plenty do just that

Harford County voters had many reasons for packing the county's 75 polling places of Election Day Tuesday, and not all of them had to do with electing the nation's next commander-in-chief.

The interest shown by Harford's voters translated a huge turnout, which caused long lines and waits at many locations around the county.

Gretchen Hopley, of Bel Air, brought her daughter, Tennyson, with her to vote at Prospect Mill Elementary School near Bel Air around lunchtime Tuesday.

A regular voter, Hopley said "I want her to know she has a say in the world, in how this world is run."

"And I want her to see my vote," Hopley said.

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