End of the day voters in Union Township reveal how they voted
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Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 23:11
UNION TOWNSHIP—Darkness and a definite chill filled the air outside the Fire Hall in Union Township with only an hour left to go for voters. Inside with the warmth, about 5 to 7 people were waiting in line or in the process of voting.
The precinct has 1,500 registered voters, and by around 7:30 p.m. the vote tally was at 899. Precinct judge, Doreen Vitullo handled her first year in this position with calmness and a smile, despite the snafu of one voter not finding his name on the books for that precinct, while his wife was listed there. Vitullo made a call to the Lawrence County Courthouse to find out why, and eventually found his name at another precinct nearby.
The overall tone was quiet and pleasant as most voters came and went well within 15 minutes of time.
Stacy Robinson is a Union Township resident who came out at the end of the day to support President Obama.
Tracey Smith explained she voted a straight party ticket for the Democrats.
Robert McEwen, an independent, is a Union Township resident. He explained he wanted to keep his vote secret, but explained what issues he focused on during this election.
Sally Katron explained the negative ads did motivate her to vote this year.