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No lines at Drew Middle
Voters leaving Drew Middle School in Stafford were exclaiming, “That was quick.”
The Falmouth precinct had 54 percent turnout at 4:30 p.m. today, but some poll workers expected lines to pick back up in the final two and a half hours of voting.
For Kate Tivin, who works in Lake Ridge, it took just 30 seconds to cast her ballot. “I went in the door, the person in front of me went, then it was my turn,” said Tivin. Se left work early, worried about traffic and lines. She said I-95 south was a “parking lot,” but U.S. 1 isn’t too bad.
Maryellen Ball also was in and out of the school on U.S. 1 in minute. “I was prepare to wait in line,” she said. Last night, she studied the ballot, so today she didn’t even have to read it. “If people would just prepare themselves,” she said, lines could be better on Election Day.
About 1,460 people had voted as of 4:30, out of 2,695 total registered voters.