Tuesday election to be marked by long lines

WESTFIELD — City Clerk Karen Fanion anticipates that city residents will turnout in large numbers because of the heated presidential and Senate races and that voters should expect longer than usual waits at the polls when they open tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., right to closing at 8 p.m.
“There are going to be long lines, so we’re asking people to be patient,” Fanion said. “People usually give themselves a 15-minute window to vote and if it goes longer than that they’re upset because they’re late for work or getting someplace.”
“It’s going to be busy all day, but expect extra high volume between 7 and 9 a.m. when people stop on their way to work and in the evening, between 4 and 8 p.m., when people are getting out of work,” Fanion said.
Fanion said the voters of Ward 2-B have been notified that their precinct polling place is now located at the South Middle School.
“All of the registered voters were notified of the change to the (South) Middle School,” Fanion said.
Voters should also bring identification with their current address just in case there is an issue.
Parking may also be a challenge at some precinct locations, especially those located in schools where the staff use the parking lots as well as voters.

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