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Polls Draw Good Crowd and Long Lines in Duluth

Posted at: 11/06/2012 3:55 PM
Updated at: 11/06/2012 3:57 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

Duluth saw a pretty good turnout on Election Day making a busy day for people working at the polls. Head Election Judge Lorna Burda, in Precinct 16, said it was the busiest general election she's ever seen.

"It's been very, very busy," Burda said. "At seven o'clock we had people lined up waiting to come in, and it's been busy ever since. We did had one lull where we could actually see the floor."

Burda said the Coppertop Church expected to see about 1,700 registered voters. Burda said that number has grown throughout the day because many people are registering on site. That precinct has nearly doubled after redistricting, creating a lot of work that Burda said is very important.

"I feel like its an important process," Burda said. "We try very hard to make sure that there are no problems or mistakes, and I think that's why I do it."

Regardless of lines at the polls, voters said the wait was worth it.

"Get out there and vote," Voter Jason Jacobson said. "Just do it. It only takes ten minutes, as long as you're registered of course. Otherwise, it's just a little line"