I spoke with Vernon who was the head election judge at my polling place and he said that when they opened at 6:00 AM there were people standing three rows deep outside. It was a madhouse at first but settled down as normal work hours arrived. I stopped by to vote around noon expecting to see a similar crowd but even though the parking lot had plenty of cars in it, the number of voters inside were being processed smoothly with no lines forming. There was only one poll watcher when I stopped by which is a compliment to the way this location has performed in the past. I was number 1,232 who voted at this location by 12:30 PM with 6 1/2 hours to go.
There was only one candidate outside beyond the 100′ marker cones due to the brisk wind and mild rain showers beginning to fall. I can’t recall any recent issues at my polling place which is the RLA Cultural & Civic Center, however I did see some being turned away because they had come to the wrong location to vote. They didn’t seem upset and said they were on their way to vote at the right location.
[kc_heading_one size=”24″ color=”#E01B1E”]UPDATE: Great efforts but no cigar!..[/kc_heading_one]