PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona presidential primary drew long lines Tuesday as people waited hours at polling spots to cast ballots amid heightened interest in the polarizing contest for the White House.
Dozens of people were lined up before voting started at 6 a.m. at a central Phoenix polling place, and hundreds were in line there by mid-afternoon. Other locations had similar waits. Police were called to direct traffic at some locations and at least one polling place ran out of Democratic ballots.
Some voters wore wide-brimmed hats or carried umbrellas for shade. Others sat in lawn chairs they brought from home.
Many people showed up to vote but left after seeing the long line, hoping to come back later with a shorter wait.