According to reports by the local independent and corporate media, there are long lines across West Michigan for voting. MediaMouse.org has received reports throughout the day of waiting times anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour and a half. Reports are coming in from the corporate media of waits as long as three hours at Alexander Elementary School. Readers over at WestMichiganRising.com are reporting lengthy waits and high turnouts.
Across the country, turnout is expected to be considerably higher than in past elections. Despite a Republican attempt to use foreclosure lists to challenge voters, there have yet to be any reports of problems with poll challengers. However, scattered reports are coming in across Michigan of problems with voting machines. The Michigan Messenger is reporting that the Oakland County Clerk had questioned the accuracy of voting machines prior to the election.