Unwavering Voters Stay Put in Long Lines at the Tamarac Regional Library

Jimmy Nixon Jr and Jimmy Nixon Sr wait for over three hours to vote for President Obama on Sunday at the Tamarac Branch Library

Voters turned out in large numbers to cast their ballots on the second day of early voting at the Tamarac Branch Library on Sunday.

Approximately 28,330 people came out to vote in all 17 locations in Broward County during the first day of early voting, according to the Supervisor of Elections. Out of that, Tamarac accounted for 1,093 voters.

Hoping to avoid long lines, many people arrived at the Library around 6:45 am and ended up waiting over three hours.

Tamarac Resident Thomas Husted shows off his Democrat Poll Card

With a captive audience, candidates and volunteers discussed issues while handing out literature to voters while they were in line. A few voters brought lounge chairs to sit in. Many were listening to music or browsing the web on their phones. A few people even brought books to read.

To many it was a do-or-die civic duty to vote early. Many were passionate about their choices and were not turning back.

Tamarac resident Thomas Husted who just moved from Michigan had been waiting in line for an hour and a half, and was not turning back when Tamarac Talk spoke with him. Husted was determined to vote although he was facing a long line ahead of him.

“Why wouldn’t you feel passionate (about voting)? It’s the election of our President.”

Father and son, Jimmy Nixon Sr and his son Jimmy Nixon Jr, from Lauderhill, were sharing their second opportunity to vote together. They waited in long lines to vote for Obama in 2008 and were waiting to vote for him again this year.

“I’ll wait until tomorrow if I have to.” Said Nixon Jr.

Nixon Sr said, “I’ll wait for ten years.”

Early voting continues until Saturday, November 3, from 7 am – 7 pm at the Tamarac Branch Library.  More photos on our Facebook Page.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • mark for Obama

    Voted on Monday. Lines were still pretty long but got it done and my vote for Obama counted. Don’t be afraid of waiting in line people!!! It will all be worth it on November 7th when you wake up and Obama is re-elected!!!