Photo by Michelle Gabel | Central Current

Voters waited in long lines in Manlius on Saturday to vote on a proposal to elect the town board using a ward system.

The line of voters stretched from the town hall polling place into its parking lot and down Brooklea Drive in Fayetteville. Some voters waited more than an hour.

More than 70% of residents voted against the proposal.

The six board members will continue to represent the town at-large for four-year terms.

Had voters approved the proposal, the town would’ve been divided into wards with individual town board members representing each of the six wards for two-year terms.

Lines of voters reached around the town hall polling place, the parking lot, and down Brooklea Drive in Fayetteville most of the day, with some people waiting from one to two hours.

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