Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Long lines at polls this morning

Numerous Northeast residents reported long lines at a number of polling places this morning as the 2008 General Election kicked off. Sources close to The Northeast News said that the line at Holy Cross Parish on St. John stretched out the door, around the corner and down to the second tree on Denver avenue. Another voter told us of the wait time at the Kansas City Museum. "I got here about 5:40 a.m." said Scarritt resident Joseph Peterson. "I was probably 60th in line at that time and finished my voting at about 6:30 a.m." 

By 8:00 a.m. however, lines at most of the polling places in Northeast were down to a handful of people and wait times were virtually non existent. 

While poll workers and volunteers enjoyed the lull, election officials are bracing for the after work rush.