On Election Day, we heard lots of reports of folks standing in line for hours to vote. But what about the kids who came with their parents to their polling places — kids who must have felt that the wait took days?
Take a look at some of the future voters below.
Children from Kingdom Kinds Child Development Center march past a polling station to get out the vote at Dunbar High School on November 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Alice Vu, 5, read a book, ‘The Hungry Kitten,’ while waiting outside a polling station on Lexington Avenue in Cambridge on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 2012. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Boyle Heights kids.
People vote at a school in the predominantly Latino Boyle Heights area during the U.S. presidential election on November 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Columbia Heights, D.C.
Makhi Edwards, 7, waits for his mother to vote at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Like my mother, like daughter in Staten Island.
Raena Lamont, 3, wears a Captain America costume as she stands with her mother Joanne Hernandes, who is voting at a polling center doubling as a donation site on November 6, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. As Staten Island continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, a few polling stations have been relocated due to power outages or ongoing use as an evacuation center. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Voting Rights Watch community journalist Nelson Pierce interviewed a nine-year-old boy in Ohio that was waiting in line to vote with his mother.
A young girl looks out from a voting booth as her mother casts her ballot at the Bishop Leo O’Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
And then there’s Galicia Malone who almost had a baby at the polling place.
Malone’s water broke Tuesday morning just as she was getting ready to go vote for her first time.
Cook County, Ill. Clerk David Orr reports that the 21-year-old’s contractions were about five minutes apart when she was at the polling place.