KOSCIUSKO — Voter turnout Tuesday, Nov. 6, appears to be strong according to early reports.
“It’s been very, very busy,” said Patti Yarian, an inspector for Wayne Township 5th and 11th precincts at New Life Christian Church, Warsaw. “Much busier than normal.”
“We’ve been real busy, but now it’s slowed down. This is the slowest it’s been all day,” said Diane Poort, precinct judge, around noon today. “At 6 a.m. they were lined up outside.”
Poll workers at New Life advised that the electronic voting machines had been full for the most part of the morning.
“Earlier today it was just non-stop,” Yarian stated. “We had the voters.”
When asked if she had any idea how many people had voted at the New Life location so far today, Yarian responded, “I don’t have any idea, but I would say probably a couple hundred or better. The turnout has been wonderful.”
Warsaw residents John and Andrea Ebersole arrived around lunchtime to cast their votes, while New Life was experiencing a lull in voter activity. While discussing the importance of voting, John Ebersole stated, “It’s our constitutional right.”
“It’s our God-given privilege,” Andrea Ebersole added. “I just thank all the men and women in the military fighting for our country so that we can have the freedoms we do. We’ve got to protect our country.”
The polls will be open until 6 p.m. tonight.