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Early Election-Day Voting Is Strong, Steady and Conflicted in Ohio

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Polling places were busy during the first hours of voting today though lines were moving steadily. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the steady stream at one precinct in Canton.

The parking lot at the Church of the Nazarene was filled when the polls opened at 6:30, though most voters said it took them only about 20 minutes to get through the process. Just about all of them said they showed up primarily because of what they consider one of the most important presidential races of their lifetimes.

Poll hours continue until 7:30 p.m. For voting questions and concerns, call 866-OUR-VOTE

Sixty-six-year-old Gerry Grove says America is at a crossroads.

"I think at this point in time there’s really two separate views of what our nation should look like."

And while her preference is for an inclusive America that is more represented by Hillary Clinton, she ultimately left the presidential choice blank on her ballot. Her problem with Clinton is the same concern she had with George w. Bush:  She doesn’t like political dynasties 

M.L. Schultze came to WKSU as news director in July 2007 after 25 years at The Repository in Canton, where she was managing editor for nearly a decade. She’s now the digital editor and an award-winning reporter and analyst who has appeared on NPR, Here and Now and the TakeAway, as well as being a regular panelist on Ideas, the WVIZ public television's reporter roundtable.