Long lines? Yes, at times, but according to election judges and voters, queues were moving quickly and Election Day in Woodbury was going smoothly.
Redistricting meant that some Woodbury residents had to vote at different places this year, but City Hall (Precinct 2), had not changed from the last election, co-head election judge David Schumacher said, so he didn’t have to redirect voters to other polling sites.
His main concern: to best serve the nearly 3,000 voters expected walk through the doors, and by the looks of the lines, he had already seen a good chunk of them by Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s been busy, it’s been steady. We’ve had about 60-70 people in line at all times,” Schumacher said.
Related: What's Happening in Woodbury on Election Day?
By 11:30 a.m., well over 1,200 ballots had been cast at St. John Lutheran Church, said Ted Harasyn, head election judge of Precinct 9A.
“We had people waiting at 6:30,” Harasyn said. “We had lines larger for same-day registration than for registered voters.”
Voter Cole Backstrom, who recently moved to Woodbury, took full advantage of the same-day registration service and admitted that it went much better than he thought it would.
“This is a pretty big election, and I knew a lot of voters were going to turn out, so to not be wrapped up here for an hour or two was nice,” said Backstrom. “I’m looking forward to voting here next time.”
Polls close at 8 p.m. Voters who are in line at 8 p.m. will be able to cast their ballots.
How was your experience at the polls? Tell us in the comments section.