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Election morning in The Lowcountry

Nov 2, 2010 9:25:00 AM - thestate.com
"It took longer to vote than it did standing in line," said Harry Ziegler, who was voting at Farmfield Tennis Center just after 8 a.m. "The toughest thing is that there are a lot of amendments on the ballot," he said.

In Mount Pleasant , there have been few problems so far. A poll worker at the Mount Pleasant Town Complex said one man left practically in tears because he has been turned away at multiple precincts. She told him that he should be allowed to cast a paper ballot but he said no and went to another location. Another man said he had been to two precincts because he had an outdated registration card.

West Ashley High School poll clerk Walter Stanley runs a tight ship. Although 100 people were in line at 7 a.m., he said they were processed and voted quickly. Stanley predicts he will be the first clerk to return to election headquarters tonight, due primarily to his organizational skills.

There were about 65-70 people waiting in line at the W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center at 7:45 a.m. According to some waiting in line there, they didn't open the doors until about 7:15 a.m.

At Oakland Elementary School, there were about two dozen people waiting in line to vote. When they opened the doors at 7 a.m., there were 40 people standing in line at Stono Park Elementary School in West Ashley. At 6:45 a.m. At Drayton Hall Elementary School, more than 100 people were in line.

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