Elections 2012
1:54 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

In Coos County, The Voters Are Coming

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR
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In the towns of Dalton and Whitefield in Coos County voting was heavy Tuesday morning.

Dalton Town Moderator Ann Craxton seemed quite pleased with the way things were going.

“The turnout for us has been very heavy. We have 540 registered voters. We have more than 50 that voting absentee and here by 10 o’clock in the morning we’ve already had 80 come through the polls.

Beyond that Craxton says the voters are an eager and happy bunch.

“They are doing it with joy. I mean they are coming in and have their voter ID ready to go and going through the line and saying thank you to us for having the polls open and the privilege of voting.”

In nearby Whitefield there were also plenty of voters keeping poll workers busy.

Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

Carroll Rexford is the town moderator.

“So far it has been uncommonly good.”

Rexford said about 20 people were waiting when the polls opened at 8 a.m. and it has been “consistently busy all morning.”

For NHPR News this is Chris Jensen