(CMR) A Florida woman demanded that she be taken to a polling site where she casted her ballot while in active labour on Friday (October 30).
According to officials in Orange County, the woman and her husband turned up at the polling station, with the husband telling a clerk that his wife refused to go to hospital until she had exercised her democratic right.
Given the woman's state, a polling clerk handed the woman a mail in ballot, which if handed in before the November 3 deadline would have been a less physical demanding method of voting, however the woman refused it.
The woman who was in between breaths, practising a controlled method of breathing for labour, opted instead to vote in person.
‘No, no, no! I need to fill it out right now,’” an election worker told Fox.
“So she filled it out. I gave her an ‘I Voted’ sticker and she was off to the hospital,” added the election clerk.
The queues were not long and the woman was able to cast her vote and was subsequently transported to the Orlando hospital to deliver her baby.
The 2020 United States presidential election which will see Democrat Joe Biden go up against incumbent President Donald Trump is scheduled for November 3, 2020.