Tuesday, November 04, 2008

A quiet start to the day...

At least at the Montville Town Clerk's Office. The office typically opens at 8 a.m., but this morning it was open and staffed at 6 a.m. in anticipation of those seeking Presidential Ballots. In the first hour and half, five unregistered voters had been in to cast votes in the presidential race.

The town handed out 239 Presidential Ballots in the 2004 election. Expectations here are that it will be higher before the day is done. Extra staff is being brought in to work in the clerk's office.

There have also been over 500 absentee ballots handed out in Montville. All those will be tallied later this evening and added to the machine count when the polls close at 8 p.m.

The parking lot at Town Hall, one of three voting places in Montville, is not very crowded and you get no indication of long lines from the outside of the building. I'll take a walk down the hall to where the votes are actually being cast and see how things are going there.


Blogger Middle Aged Lunatic said...

It wasn't quiet at my voting place. I got there at 5:45, a long line of people already there. People were smiling and excited. I was impressed at how quickly the lined moved once the doors were opened.

8:00 AM  

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