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Kauai churches see weekday visitors before elections

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Some voters on Kauai have turned to religion before casting their votes this Election Day.

The Garden Island reports that churches on the island opened their doors either as polling places or places of religious respite for voters hoping to calm their nerves before casting ballots.

Rev. Robin Taylor of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church says the sanctuary isn't normally open on weekdays but she felt it was important to allow people to stop by for prayer of meditation before the election. The church is located up the street from a polling place and Taylor says many people stopped by on their way to vote.

Sylvia Woods, of Princeville, stopped by Christ Memorial Church around noon. She says it was nice to have somewhere to stop with all the stress of the election season.

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