Women Arrested After Trying to Hang 'Vote' Banner From Manhattan Bridge Ahead of Election Day

Ahead of Election Day, three women attempted to rally others to vote with a massive banner but found themselves being arrested instead.

Early Monday morning, around 6:15 a.m. ET, according to the Associated Press, the New York City Police Department apprehended three women. The women were on the Manhattan Bridge bicycle path and attempting to hang a banner over the side.

They were only able to hang a portion of it before police officers stopped them. The banner was estimated to be the length of several cars and had the word Vote written across it.

Officers arrested the three women, who ranged in age from 23 to 37 and were residents of Queens and Brooklyn. They were also issued summonses for unlawful posting and not having a permit.

The activist group, the Flo Kennedy Society, took responsibility for the banner and implored people to show up to the polls despite being "exhausted" and feeling defeated."

"From the mainstreaming of hate to the lies and destructive policies of a disturbed, amoral administration, our nation has been victimized by the steady degradation of all we hold dear as a country," the group said in a statement to AM New York.

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An "I Voted" sticker is seen at polling station during early voting for the mid-term elections in the Lakeview Terrace neighborhood of Los Angeles. On Monday, three women were arrested for allegedly trying to hang a banner with the word "vote" written on it from the Manhattan Bridge. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

On November 6, voters nationwide will head to the polls to cast their ballot in the midterm election. The midterm, as it has been for former presidents, has been considered a referendum on President Donald Trump's performance.

In the weeks and days leading up the election, the president, his family and Vice President Mike Pence traveled across the country to drum up support for several candidates including, Michigan Senate candidate John James, Florida Governor Rick Scott and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

The president cited a jobs report from October and encouraged people on Twitter to keep the economic success going by voting Republican.

Former President Barack Obama also held rallies of his own to gather support for several Democratic candidates. Obama's speeches sought to impart the significance of voting during the midterm election.

"And in two days, Illinois, in two days, you get to vote in what might be the most important election of my lifetime, maybe more important than 2008," Obama told the crowd. "America is at a crossroads right now. There is a contest of ideas that is going on, about who we are and what kind of country we are going to be."

Ahead of the election, polling sites largely predicted the Democrats would take back a majority in the House of Representatives and Republicans would maintain control of the Senate. While the midterms are largely an evaluation of the president's performance, this year, Trump's job could be on the line.

Since Trump took office, Democratic leaders have called for his impeachment. Although impeachment likely wouldn't move forward without the control of the Senate, Kevin Mack, lead strategist of the Need to Impeach campaign pushing for Trump's removal, previously told Newsweek that if Democrats take control of the House, they may begin launching investigations.

"I don't think Democrats have the political courage to impeach Donald Trump." Mack said. "There's a disconnect with the American people—that's just what we see in Washington, D.C."

Early voting figures ahead of the midterm election showed voter turnout increased since the 2016 presidential election, with more than 31 million ballots cast as of Saturday.

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