What's bringing Vermont voters out to the polls this midterm?

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont voters lined up at polling places this Election Day. So which issues were driving people to vote in this midterm election? Here's what you told us.

"We have an obligation as citizens to vote," said John Daily of Hinesburg.

Thousands across the region cast their ballots.

"If you don't, you shouldn't complain," Daily said.

Despite the rain, polling locations across Vermont saw a steady stream of people exercising their right to vote.

"I've never seen this many people here before, so it's great," said Dominique Viteretto of South Burlington. "Even the guy inside was like, 'Whoa, where are all of these people coming from?'"

When it comes to why people decided to come out Tuesday, national issues took the spotlight. But others wanted a say in Vermont's statewide races.

"I think the gubernatorial race was the biggest was the biggest thing for me," said Steve Leary of Hinesburg.

"I think Scott is going to get voted in again," said Tracy Brown of Burlington.

"I voted for Christine," said Rachel Orcher of Burlington.

Some focused on hyperlocal issues.

"I thought it was very worthwhile to vote for a budget increase for Burlington High School," Orcher said.

"I think the big, big one is the community center and the library," said Michal Januszczyk of South Burlington.

Whether local, national, left or right.

"Voting is the only way we protect the country. It's what all of us can do over the age of 18 is get out and vote. Vote for whoever you want, but please vote," Brown said.

Polls close at 7 p.m. Volunteers at polls across Chittenden County said they expected to see a steady flow of voters until then.