Stuck in a Long Line to Vote? It Could Be Worse.

In 1946, getting to the polls may have required a twenty-mile snowshoe trek, a canoe dash through white water, or an all-night horseback ride over wild mountain trails.

Voters standing in line outside of a polling place

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If you’re stuck in a long voting line today — hungry, tired, feet aching— consider what some voters in the rural West had to endure to vote in the 1946 election.

First page of the article "What Some People Do to Vote"
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