Mayor Art Ward got to his polling place at Northeast Middle School at 5:40 this morning, 20 minutes before it opened.
There were already 60 or 70 people in line, the mayor said.
But when the doors opened at 6 a.m., Ward said, things moved along smoothly. He was all done by 6:20, he said.
By then, though, the lines were even longer.
"It was loaded," Ward said.
He headed over to Edgewood School and found the same situation there, with long lines.
Ward said that both polling places had pro and anti chief operating officer representatives out front to answer questions from voters trying to make up their minds on the major local ballot question.
Ward said that the nice weather is helping, of course, but there's some real excitement at the polls.
He said he's concerned that some people might not have had time to wait in line. Ward said he hopes everybody who wants to vote, gets the chance.
The only problem Ward could see in a couple of hours at the two locations was the length of the lines.
And that's the kind of problem that's good to see -- people enthusiastic about voting and willing to wait a few minutes to get their chance.
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