New Wilmington voters asked if they have ID
Local voters share who they voted for and what they think of all those negative ads
Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2012 07:11
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.— Voting remained steady and brisk in New Wilmington. A chilly morning with sunshine greeted residents casting ballot at the borough building on Tuesday. That was all that greeted voters going inside to vote. There were no campaign signs. There were no surrogates for candidates. No one was handing out fliers or campaign literature. Several voters noted it was strange not to see anyone pushing a candidate or an agenda.
Inside the precinct, the polling judge, Nancy Bergey, a long time poll worker and borough resident, announced to people they would be asking for ID. However, she stressed you did not need to show it.
Jason Hickman says he was asked if he had identification with him, but he did not have to show it. He said he thinks the Pennsylvania law that will require him to show it in future election is wrong.
Gail Riggall was among the earlier voter. She’s an eager Obama supporter.
Lindsey Vogler revealed she’s registered as an independent voter. She’s a Westminster student living in the borough. Most students never register to vote locally. However, the senior studying psychology has lived in town for a few years now and registered as a Lawrence County voter.
Many of the early morning voters included residents affiliated with the college. Faculty, retired faculty and staff members voting before the start of the day on campus. They included associate history professor and New Wilmington resident Tim Cuff.
Danette Harms was one of the first people in New Wilmington to vote today. She says she’s a hardcore Obama supporter.
WCN staffers are working with the New Castle News Online covering what voters are revealing from around Lawrence County. For more interviews from the day at other voting locations visit the New Castle News Online.