Voting underway, running smoothly


About 25 people line up at the door of The Family Church at 2022 SW 122nd Street before 7 a.m. this morning as they await the opening of the polls.

Brian W. Kratzer/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 28, 2008 at 11:45 p.m.

Alachua County voters are having a generally smooth experience casting ballots this morning, but some are showing up at the wrong precinct because they have moved without notifying elections officials, said Supervisor Pam Carpenter.

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Carpenter said more wrong-precinct voters seem to be turning up today because the presidential preference primary has brought out people who have not voted in some time. They are given precinct-to-precinct transfer card so they can vote in the proper location.

A few minor and easily rectified glitches with the equipment also have been reported, Carpenter said.

"General elections always bring out maybe the folks who haven't been as regular as others," Carpenter said. "We've had a couple of places where we've had to shut the machine off and turn it back on. There would be a little hiccup."

Carpenter added that an organization is doing exit polling at Precinct 2, which is in LaCrosse.

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