The wait to vote in St. Andrews precincts 3 and 9 is perhaps the worst in the Charleston area today, with voters who finished at noon saying they had been waiting in line since 7:30 a.m. The polling place is the W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center on West Oak Forest Drive.
The wait there is so long that each time a person emerges from the cramped building with an "I voted" sticker, the crowd at the front of the line applauds. Despite the wait, the people in line appear patient and determined, and quite pleased that it hasn't started raining.
"It's the best pain you will ever feel, because this is a historic moment," said Heather Jackson, who had been standing for four hours and was near the front of the line.