"There was a line then, there's a line now, I have time to come vote but I don't have time to wait an hour and a half to vote," Corey Weeks said. "I have school to get to, I have work to get to, I have a son to take care of but I want to come up and do my American responsibility and duty.”
Add in 30-degree temperatures, the wait for some seemed a lot longer.
"This little one's getting very restless,” Kenyatta Spencer said.
For other voters, the cold temps and the long lines weren't stopping them.
"Its kinda cold out here but all of us risk to get down here to vote and I hope everyone gets out here to vote,” Michael Hancock said. "I know the line is incredibly long but it's going to be worth the wait in the long run."
We also made a stop to the VFW Post 12- 64 in Roanoke, where the line was also long. The problem there was a bit different. They had three machines. One quit working, while the other one was acting up. So, the entire polling place was down to only one machine.
Long lines and long waits are being reported at many Roanoke area polling places.
At the VFW Hall on Grandview Avenue in Roanoke Tuesday morning, two of three machines were not working and voters were lined up out the door. Some voters said they could not continue to wait and left. At Forest Park Academy in Roanoke, some voters had waited nearly two hours and were only halfway through.
Long lines were also reported at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke and William Byrd High School in Vinton.
When the polls opened at 6 a.m. at Roanoke's Monterey Elementary School, it took about 45 minutes to get through the line.