Line greets morning voters in Rutland

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(Host) Voter turn out seems to be high in many Vermont communities. In Rutland City ballot officials at the Godnick Senior Center, one of four voting places in the city, say there was a long line of people waiting to get in when the doors opened at 7am this morning. Carolyn Godbout of Rutland Town says voters got off to an early start at her polling place as well.

(Godbout) “I went to Rutland Town Elementary School at about 7:10 and yes, there were people coming in and out of the parking lot and voting was brisk. There wasn’t a line, but I snagged the last booth.”

(Host) Joyce Pedone, Town Clerk in Clarendon says four years ago, at the last non-presidential election – 789 Clarendon residents turned out to vote. Just after one-thirty this afternoon, she says they already had checked in over 500.

(Pedone) “It’s been pretty heavy. It’s been a little bit slow the last hour, but before that we were out straight. It’s usually quiet and usually we get maybe 20 or 30 absentee ballots at a regular election. I’ve had 120 this year which is an amazing turn out with absentees. Because we only had 126 at the presidential elections, so it looks like it’s going to be good.

(Host) That’s Joyce Pedone Town Clerk in Clarendon.

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