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Poll Workers: Voter Turnout Less than Desirable

Eight down, seven to go in Healy's visits to Baldwin-Whitehall polling places.

(Scroll through the slideshow above to see images from the first half of , and watch for Part 2 later.)

Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor  has visited eight of the so far on Tuesday, and every poll worker has told him essentially the same thing: It's been better than , but the turnout still leaves much to be desired.

Five people will earn on Tuesday, and one other person will earn a . Yet, despite sunny weather, area poll workers are reporting a low voter turnout so far.

Also to be decided in Baldwin-Whitehall on Tuesday are , not to mention a multitude of .

While no poll workers expressed happiness over the turnout early on Tuesday, some polls were doing better than others.

A look at the numbers so far at eight B-W polling stops:

  • , 5200 Greenridge Drive: "36 people" as of 9:40 a.m.
  • , 5001 Baptist Road: "86 voters" as of 9:55 a.m.
  •  Complex, 200 White Hampton Lane: "33 people" as of 10:15 a.m.
  • , 10 Community Park Drive: "102 out of 1,494" as of 10:37 a.m.
  • Lafferty Center, 330 Joseph St.: "89 in one district, 57 in the other" as of 10:58 a.m.
  • , 3454 Pleasantvue Drive: "187 out of 1,446" as of 12:55 p.m.
  • , 3344 Churchview Ave.: "208 out of 1,800" as of 1:05 p.m.
  • , 3171 Churchview Ave.: "177 out of 1,345" as of 1:15 p.m.

Some of the more interesting things heard around the polls today:

  • "It's been crappy."
  • "It's been better than expected."
  • "It's been worse than expected."
  • "We have 660 voters listed, but about 60 of them are probably dead."
  • "It should get better after work lets out. It better."
  • "The weather is perfect."

Still left to be visited by Healy this afternoon are (in order):

  • , 41 Macek Drive
  • , 825 Streets Run Road
  •  (Auditorium Hallway), 4653 Clairton Blvd.
  • , 100 Borough Park Drive
  •  Park Community House, 374 Knoedler Road
  • , 4900 Curry Road
  • , 5151 McAnulty Road

Stay tuned, and check back with the B-W Patch for results. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Cristy Stipetic November 08, 2011 at 08:32 PM
That's really sad tha people are not voting! Hopefully they aren't the first ones to complain about EVERYTHING.
Frank November 08, 2011 at 10:42 PM
I was there at 7am at the Baldwin community united Methodist church. Parking lot was busy even at that hour, but I didn't realize the numbers would be that low.

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