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Abilene voters head to the polls

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 06 2012 08:10:29 PM CST
Vote 2012
ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2012 General Election.

Voters in Taylor County chose candidates for United States president, U.S. and State Senate, Railroad Commissioner, Supreme Court, Board of Education and Court of Criminal Appeals. Some candidates for other races were running uncontested.

Unlike the rest of the country, Abilene voters did not have to wait in long lines to vote and were able to get in and out of their polling precinct rather quickly.

"This is how our democracy works. It might not be prefect, but it's the best system out there and you get to voice your opinion," voter Jeff Salmon said.

"We have so many soldiers overseas and they fight and die so I have this opportunity," a voter who did not wish to be identified said.

Many of the voters said the presidential election weighed most heavy on their minds and that the economy and jobs were the issues influencing them in their vote.

Though many of the voters had strong but different opinions from one another, they could all agree that everyone should exercise their right to vote.

"If the don't show their own voice then they have no right to be mad later on down the road when something is not going their way," voter Kelby Clements said.