“Clerks get very anxious and nervous, letting their nerves get the best of them. When this happens we try to talk them through their issues but we also have polling location technicians we deploy as well,” Booth said in an email.
North Pointe Elementary School, which had two precincts in the gym, had a steady stream of voters when polls opened. The Piercetown precinct had nine voters by 7:15 a.m. in a precinct with 2,419 registered voters.
“I’d like to see a lot of younger people get out and actually want to be a part of the political parties and stuff,” Barnwell said after casting his vote at the school.
One of two computers was down at the Concrete precinct at Concrete Primary School in Powdersville, a poll worker said, which affected checking in voters but did not interrupt the pace. By noon, 124 voters had cast ballots in an area with 34,027 registered voters.
Ken Smith was standing outside the precinct before heading to Pickens to cast his vote. He’s happy with the local level of leadership, he said, but is looking for change nationally.
Denver Sandy-Springs precinct poll worker Jim Rodriguez said their precinct had some technical issues 10 minutes before 7 a.m. while some voters were lined up. Two poll workers also did not show up, he said, but everyone has been able to vote despite the early challenges. Eight voters had come to cast their ballots at the polling location by 7:55 a.m. Tuesday.
In Powdersville, at the Concrete precinct at Concrete Primary School, one of two computers was down, a poll worker said, which affected checking in voters but did not interrupt the pace.
Sarah Sheridan is the community reporter in Anderson. She’d appreciate your help telling important stories; reach her at [email protected] or on twitter @saralinasher.
source: Anderson Independent Mail