Southwest County voting … so far, so good. That’s the sentiment repeated throughout the day. Election officers at Cave Spring High School, Penn Forest Elementary School, Southwest County Library, and Church of the Holy Spirit all say the day has been busy but good. The lines started out long this morning and there’s been a steady stream of people ever since, but every one of the Chief Voting Officers have said that the day has been relatively uneventful. They also commented that the people of Southwest County have been very patient… sometimes waiting in lines that wrapped out the door.
Don Nevins, the Chief Voting Officer at Church of the Holy Spirit, the precinct for Cave Spring, said that by 2pm, 1,200 out of 1,975 people had already voted… that’s 61%! In the Hunting Hills Precinct, voters went to the Southwest County Library. King Harvey, the Chief Voting Officer there said that within 7 hours 1,345 people had already voted at the library. Janice King, the Chief Voting Officer at Penn Forest Elementary School, the precinct for Cotton Hill, said that the busiest hours she’s noticed were between 6am and 10am.
So, all in all, it’s been a pretty good day, so far, for Southwest County voters… with no major issues or long lines. Of course, that could change… but hopefully all will stay busy, but good.
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