Voting sluggish today

Published 12:12 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Polling locations have a sluggish turnout so far today.

“It’s probably still early,” said Charles White, a campaign worker for Kobi Little outside the Mall. “I believe it’s going to pick up. The rain shouldn’t stop people from doing what they need to do.”

White has worked with campaigns before and said that many more people stop by to vote over lunch breaks.

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Julian Helms, a voter at the courthouse, had to think most about which way to vote on the bond issue and school board election choices today.

“I had to pick and choose between the things I thought were more critical,” Helms said.

Choosing members of the school board is also an important issue to Elise Blackwell, who worked the polls at Memorial Stadium.

She believes the board should be a mix of new and experienced members because she is not happy with some of the decisions of the previous board.

Many voters went out to the polling location at the Armory before heading to work this morning.

“It’s been steady all morning here,” said Betty Jones, a poll worker.

The Selma Mall and Courthouse had about 40 each by mid-morning. Memorial Stadium had 84 voters and the Armory had 119.