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November 06, 2018

Here's what the polls are looking like in Philly

High voter turnout reported across the city for midterm elections

Election 2018 Polling Location
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People outside the Bache-Martin School polling location in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2018.

Turnout has so far been uncharacteristic for a midterm election: There are a lot of voters.

At the Engine 13 polling location in North Philadelphia, a longtime voter and volunteer said the poll usually gets about 100 people total — but by 9 a.m. on Tuesday more than 120 people had already cast their votes, with more than 75 people still in line.

RELATED: Philly voters reporting broken voting machines, long lines at polls

According to Sixty-Six Wards turnout tracker, which is tracking individual voter numbers from Philadelphians across every division, an estimated 246,572 people had voted as of 12:35 p.m. According to the same tracker in 2014, turnout only reached 381,503 total in Philadelphia.

On Pennsylvania, polls close at 8 p.m. 

Here's a look at a few polling locations across the city. 

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Election volunteers were a reporting much higher than usual turn out at the James L. Wright Recreation Center in Mantua on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2018.

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People purchase baked goods outside the Bache-Martin School in Fairmount after casting their vote early Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2018.

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Voters wait in long lines early Tuesday morning at the Engine 13 fire station in the Francisville neighborhood of North Philadelphia.

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By 8 a.m. Tuesday, a line of more than 50 voters just an hour earlier had cleared at the 2601 Parkway Condominiums on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Dozens of students voted in the midterm elections during the noon hour Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania's Houston Hall

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At the University of Pennsylvania's Vance Hall, volunteers reported higher-than predicted voter turnout.

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