The scene outside Philadelphia City Hall
City hall is currently open for people to turn in their absentee ballots. There was a line outside the building of about 30 voters at mid-afternoon on Tuesday.
In front of City Hall, the “Joy to the Polls” bus was stationed playing music for the crowd of people. There was also volunteers handing out free pizza and water to voters.Gerald Trotman traveled from Brooklyn, NY with his girlfriend who is singing on the Joy to the Polls bus with the Resistance to Revival Chorus.
Trotman voted weeks ago by mailing in his ballot, but emphasized his anxiety about the results of the election.
“The country is so polarized and people have decided who they are going to vote for,” Trotman said. “After the results in 2016, I just do not know what is going to happen and how the public is going to respond.”
Nancy, a Philadelphia resident who turned in her ballot at city hall today, mentioned that she was worried for how long we will have to wait to hear the results of the election. She declined to give her last name.
She also said that she had been volunteering at a Democratic National Committee phone bank.
“I would say about 84 percent of Philadelphia voters will vote blue,” Nancy said. “However, I have not seen super long lines throughout the city today. Hopefully this means people voted early or by mail.”Nancy stated that voter turnout among young people is crucial for Pennsylvania.
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