Election Day 2018: Busy day at the polls and driver's license office

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Many Minnesotans and North Dakotans are casting their ballots for midterm elections and the lines to vote have been building. Our team saw a room full of voters at Fargo’s Ramada by Wyndham on 13th Avenue right when polls opened at 7 a.m. Then, around the lunch hour, we saw people come and go in waves. When there was a line, people tell us there was a 10 to 15 minute wait.

Considering we saw record numbers last week during early voting, the large number of voters in the area is not a huge surprise. We also checked out the Fargo driver’s license office at the Department of Transportation. By 7:30 a.m., when its website says it opens up, there was already a room full of people waiting. We came back around 10:30 a.m. to see a line just about out the door, and a parking lot full of cars.

Fargo resident, Patrick Schultz, was there waiting to get a new license all so he could vote on Tuesday.

"It's pretty packed,” Schultz said, “definitely a long line, lots of people getting pretty anxious to go vote, I guess… at least that's what I've heard from everybody else in there."

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time at the polls and especially if heading to the license office for any last minute ID changes.

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