What’s Happening on Election Day in Woodbury?

What have you seen around town today? Long lines? Deals at stores or restaurants for wearing an “I Voted” sticker? Tell us in the comments section.

At Woodbury City Hall on Election Day, more people had voted by 9 a.m. than did the entire day in 2010, said Dan Nalipinski, election judge. 

Still, voters were being ushered through the queue fairly smoothly. 

“We know how it works. We’ve got everything covered,” said Nalipinski, who has been an election judge since 2006. “We don’t anticipate any hitches in the giddy-up.”

However, two ballots had been kicked out of the machine, he said, one when someone filled in too many names and another because of a stray mark.

What have you seen around town on Election Day? Tell us in the comments section.

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Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 03:57 PM
From the folks at King of Kings Lutheran Church: The polls just opened and the line inside the building at King of Kings stretched from the office entrance down the hall all the way past the sanctuary doors. Have not seen that happen before.
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Few notes from our Facebook page: Robert: Go now if you can. Lines are not long. Rebecca: I hope they didn't lose your information - they lost mine, my husband's and my mom's. the voting machine at the footprint academy broke just before 7:45am this morning. Rebecca: Is anyone else having issues at the polls this morning in regards to not being on registered, even though you have pre-registered (and voted in the same district) for a few years? Eric: I was the 176th to vote at 730am at NLA. The lines were pretty long. I voted at a table instead of the private booth. (It was my choice, I wasn't forced.)
Brian November 06, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Voting was pretty quick at Woodbury Middle School.
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Thanks Brian! Also asked Rebecca the scoop on her issues. Here's what she said: The one my husband & I went to on Tamarak Rd between Spring Hill & Riverfront (that daycare place lol). I believe my Mom voted at the city hall. According to her the one there is still working just not the one at the FootPrint Academy station. That one broke just before we put our ballots in and they were "mixing" already counted ballots with not counted ones. In an election as important as this one is, it makes me worried that my vote will be missed or someone will be counted twice.
Tricia Wood November 06, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I voted at King of Kings Lutheran church- got there about 9:20am and was out in less than 20 mins. That included my wait to register, and all! I didn't see a line wrapped around anywhere!
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Thanks Tricia! Heard it was busy there. From a Facebook pal who voted also voted at King of Kings: Arrived to vote at 6:30 and there were already 25+ folks AHEAD of me waiting in line!! I love the enthusiasm. Exercise your civil DUTY in what is the most important election in recent history! God bless America.
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Bailey Elementary parents take note: As you know Bailey is a voting site today for the election. At the end of the day today, Tuesday, Nov. 6th we are asking parents who pick up their children to wait in the hallway by the cafeteria/music room (as you enter the building please use the door just to the right of the main entrance). Only the students that are getting picked up or going to Kid’s Club will be using this hallway. All other students will not be coming through the commons area to go to the bus area. Thank you for your help in making this a safe and successful dismissal.
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Now I'm going to Acapulco for lunch. From their Twitter page: Who said your vote doesn't matter? It matters here! Come in today with your "I Voted" sticker to receive a FREE Cheese Dip! Ask your server!
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Another note passed along: No lines at Lake JR. at 10:30. I was in and out in about 5 minutes.
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Via our Facebook page, from Jeri: Woodbury has very reasonable precinct sizes. We voted at East Ridge HS at about 11:15 a.m. to avoid the before- and after-work rushes. There was no line, and of about 1,400 voters in the precinct, 542 had already cast votes. Kudos to poll workers for being so organized and friendly!
Cheryl Anderson November 06, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I stood in line at Central Park at 6:58 a.m. - by then, the line went from the lower level, up the stairs and wrapped around the upper floor - but it moved pretty quickly. I needed to register (since I'd just moved to Woodbury) and someone took me ahead of the line, registered me quickly, and handed me a ballot. I was able to use a private booth. The whole process took less than 25 minutes.
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Good to hear Cheryl. Sounds like it was about the same around Woodbury today.
Sunny November 06, 2012 at 08:28 PM
As a 20 year registered voterof Woodbury, I had to re-register today. For whatever reason, I was not on the registered list. My 18 year old, first time voting, daughter was registered though. Weird. She was on the registed list but when she went to get her ballot, her name was not on that list. Why would there be different lists? She ended up having to register . :) All at Footprints/Peace of Mind... apparently how many people would be in and out of the parking lot was not thought through very well. It's not meant for cars parked along the one way in & out route, but that was the case since the lot is so small. Everyone seemed to manage safely though. Valley Crossing was much, much better.
Kris Janisch November 06, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Thanks for the info Sunny. Did the election judges say it might have to do with redistricting?


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