Lines for civic duty

Washington County residents stand in line at the Washington County Courthouse Annex Tuesday for the first day of voting. Lines could be seen wrapped around the building many times throughout the day.

Early voting began Tuesday at the Washington County courthouse annex with 1,316 residents casting their ballots in-person, surpassing the former presidential election’s first day turnout of 1,206 in 2016.

Another 1,282 citizens turned out to vote Wednesday to bring the two day total to 2,598.

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