For Baldwin resident Roselia Vasquez, voting was necessary for the future of her two children, she said.
Vasquez voted for President Barack Obama at Baldwin High School because he supports the protection of Medicaid, financial aid and food stamps, a benefit she lost two years ago.
“Sometimes I don’t have enough to feed my family,” said Vasquez, 49, a factory worker. “My son has to eat at school.”
Married couple Taonya and Michael Knipfing, 46 and 49, respectively, tried to conserve gas so they could vote. A dental assistant and security camera installer, each voted for Obama and each said they were disappointed by the low turnout at their site.
“It’s a shorter line than the gas station,” Michael said.
“I’d rather see longer lines here,” Taonya said. “It makes me nervous.”