Voting in labor

Pregnant S.C. woman's water breaks at polling place, still votes

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – there was an exceptionally unique situation at one polling place in South Carolina Tuesday: a voter’s water broke.

At a polling place at St. John’s High School in Johns Island, a pregnant woman in line wasn’t feeling so great, so the voter got out of the standing line and moved to her car in the curbside line reserved for those who are unable to stand. That’s where she realized she was about to go into labor.

It was then that precinct clerk, Melinda Norris, brought the ballot machine into the parking lot. Norris said the voter’s husband kept telling her to vote straight ticket, and
she said, “I can’t!”