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Photos: Natrona County packs polls during 2020 general election

A line of voters stretches from the Industrial Building through the parking lot at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – Lines were a common sight around polling stations in Natrona County on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The fairgrounds Industrial Building, which contains several precincts and naturally has the most traffic, saw steady lines out the door and at some points along the parking lot to the front gate.

Voters line up in front of the Industrial Building on Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

Poll manager Ardell Breed says 3,091 people had voted there by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, some ninety minutes before polls closed. She said around 1,800 voters were registering for the first time.

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“We have a little cheering squad each time we signed one up,” she said.

On Monday, Natrona County clerk Tracy Good said the election office had received “well over 16,000” early ballots since Sept. 18. 

Some 35,385 votes were counted on Tuesday night in Natrona County. The full results can be seen here.

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Voters fill the Industrial Building on Tuesday, Nov. 3, as the evening rush arrives to cast ballots. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Poll station manager Ardell Breed talks with a poll worker during an evening rush on Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
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(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
A voter walks in to the Christian Church of Christ to vote in Vista West on Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Voters line up in Vista West. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Voters cast ballots in Vista West on Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Voters line up in Barr Nunn on Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Stacks of ballots are scanned by the tabulation machine at the Natrona County Courthouse on Tuesday morning. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Sorted and prepared early voting ballots sit ready to be inserted into the tabulation machine for counting on Tuesday morning at the Natrona County Courthouse. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
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(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
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Staff prepare mail-in and early ballots for the tabulation machine at the Natrona County Courthouse on Tuesday morning in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Voters line up in front of the Industrial Building at the Natrona County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Rocky and Vicky Carr pose together after voting on Tuesday morning at the Natrona County Fairgrounds. Rocky, a Vietnam veteran who served in the Marines, said he voted this year for the first time ever. His vote went to President Trump, who Rocky says “acts like a Marine.” (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Eli Hone, 2, reacts after receiving a “Voted” sticker after her grandmother Kim Hone voted on Tuesday morning at the Natrona County Fairgrounds in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)