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inewsource reporters fanned out across the county Tuesday to monitor voting at new super polling locations that were created to help make it safer to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic

I spent the morning, afternoon and evening visiting the Mid-City Gym in City Heights. It’s located in a ZIP code that saw the biggest cuts to its number of polling locations this election. 

The site was busy throughout the day, and I saw a long line form a couple of times during my visits. As the polls approached closing time, site manager Elizabeth Tate yelled a countdown outside of the building. 

With no voters in line, the doors were locked at 8 p.m. 

Hector and Maribel Hernandez arrive to vote with their three children at the Mid-City Gym in City Heights, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Poll worker Diago Fuller assists a voter at the Mid-City Gym in City Heights, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Hector and Maribel Hernandez fill out ballots with their three children at the Mid-City Gym in City Heights, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Poll worker An Pham, right, sanitizes a table at the entrance to the Mid-City Gym in City Heights, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Don Bartolotta, the precinct inspector, welcomes voters at the Mid-City Gym in City Heights, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Alex Greenbaum plays music outside of the Mid-City Gym in City Heights as part of #playforthevote, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Voters wait in line to vote at the Mid-City Gym in City Heights, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Voters enter the Mid-City Gym in City Heights to cast their ballots on Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Poll worker Zoe Moscowitz gathers ballot covers on the floor of the Mid-City Gym, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Voters wait in line to vote at the Mid-City Gym in City Heights, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Poll worker Alexis Hudgins sanitizes voting stations at the Mid-City Gym, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
The door at the Mid-City Gym in City Heights is locked at 8 p.m. when the polling location closed, Nov. 3, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)

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Zoë Meyers is a photo and video journalist at inewsource. Zoë loves working as a visual journalist because it gives her the privilege of witnessing moments in people's personal lives and in our community that can enhance our understanding of important stories. When she's not behind the camera,...