FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Voters lined up outside several polling locations in Fayetteville on Tuesday (Dec. 9) to cast their ballot in the special election concerning the Civil Rights Ordinance.
Trinity Fellowship Church was one of the 17 polling places that had their doors open to voters.
"It's always important to get out and vote whenever we have the opportunity," said Brian Kisida, a voter. "We are lucky to live in a democracy, and I think in this election in particular your vote really matters."
Anna Sue Morris said she voted to repeal the civil rights ordinance.
"I came out to vote, because we have a god given privilege to vote and I am very much for this repeal," she said.
Karen Lowry said she is also against the new law. She voted for the repeal and said "it was important for the city and for the community that I voted for it."
Other voters like Logan Moyer said they cast a ballot against the repeal.
"I voted against the repeal, because I think it's voting against progress," he said.
Jannee Sullivan also voted against the repeal. She said she supports the measure and said "it's important that we protect our citizens no matter what their sexual orientation is."
No matter what side of the issue you are on, some voters like Kisida said it's all about making your voice heard.
"It's an exercise in being part of your community when you are coming out and making your voice heard," he said.
The 17 polling locations across Fayetteville were open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Only Fayetteville residents registered in the city were allowed to vote in the special election.