High turnout at Pittsburgh polling places despite some problems reported

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PITTSBURGH —

Pittsburgh area residents lined up early Tuesday morning to cast their ballots. Many Channel 11 News viewers reported waiting in lines for anywhere between 15 minutes and one hour.

WPXI Facebook fan Jennifer Cunningham said lines were long at her polling place in New Stanton.

"At least an hour wait," Cunningham said.

At West View towers in West View, several voters reported that the precinct opened 45 minutes late.

"The polling place said they couldn't find a judge or the judge got lost or some bloody thing," said Mary Sweeney. "Then she got lost going from the North Side to where she picked up the black box coming here."

Channel 11's Dave Bondy spoke to election workers who confirmed the delay.

"It's terrible because I know there has been at least 50 people that have not been able to vote. They are probably on their way to work and can't come back," said voter Marian Frazier.

At a precinct in the Hill District, officials said they were on pace for a record turnout.

Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported there was some confusion about the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law.

The law states you don’t need to show a photo ID yet, unless you’re using a new polling place for the first time.

A voter who was new in Clairton said she argued that she didn’t need to show it, but she eventually went and got it so she could vote.

The polls will remain open until 8 p.m.