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Mid-Southerners rocking their vote

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

All of the campaigning, debates and bitter ads have led up to this moment: your chance to choose leaders to  represent you in the future.

Mid-Southerners are getting out to the polls and rocking their vote. Many voters told FOX13 News through social media that they have experienced long lines and minor mechanical issues at their polling places this Election Day morning, traffic jams and parking issues outside their polling centers.

On the flip side, some Mid-South voters are having an easy time zipping in and zipping out at their polling centers.

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Voters in Tennessee are casting ballots in the presidential race, for one U.S. Senate seat, nine U.S. House contests, the entire state House and half of the state Senate.
 
More than 1.4 million Tennessee voters cast ballots during the early voting period.
 
A state or federally issued photo ID is required to vote. This is the first year for the requirement, which also applied in the March presidential primary and the August state primary.

Weather should not be a serious factor in voting. Highs in the 50s are predicted statewide. There could be some afternoon showers in Nashville and Chattanooga has a 50 percent rain chance, but heavier rain isn't expected until late in the day and overnight.

Mississippi voters are helping choose the president and are electing five federal officials and five state appellate judges.

Polls are open until 7 o'clock tonight.

Polling stations had long lines early Tuesday in Mississippi, and almost all anyone wanted to talk about was the race for president.

Forty-three-year-old Randy Vinzant, who owns Southeastern Signs, says the economy and taxes are the nation's biggest issues. He says he's voting for Mitt Romney because he thinks Romney's tax policies would be better for his business, which has six employees.

Thirty-nine-year-old Orlando Hill says he believes President Barack Obama needs four more years to finish what he started. Hill is in the Army Reserve and a psychological technician for U.S. Veterans Affairs in Mississippi. He said the sluggish economy caused him to file for bankruptcy to save his house, but he still believes Obama can turn things around.

Interest appears strong in the general election in Arkansas. While it doesn't have specific figures yet, the Secretary of State's office says it is hearing of high turnout in a number of locations.

At Cabot, voters crowded into the Community Center to cast ballots for president, a congressional race and three ballot issues, including one to legalize the use of marijuana by people with certain medical conditions.

Arkansas has 1.6 million registered voters. State officials expected more than a million of them to vote.

In the early-voting period, more than 465,000 people voted - a figure higher than the totals from 2008 and 2010.

Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. People in line at that hour will be allowed to stay in the queue and vote.


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The Associated Press in Nashville, Little Rock and Brandon, Miss., contributed to this report.

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