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Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Polls open with no major problems

Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at 7:44 AM

Election Day 2008 has arrived in Greene County and early indications are for a heavy turnout on what proves to be very historic presidential year of ballot casting.

Will this be the year when an Afro-American will move into the White House in Washington D.C.? Will this be the time when a major political party elects a woman as vice president?

Will this be the year when the Greene County Commissioners becomes "all-Democrat" or "all-Republian"?

Will this be the year when the Democrats regain a political majority on the Greene County Council?

Who will be elected Greene County Superior Court Judge -- Republican or a Democrat?

Incidently, this county has not elected a Democrat Judge in more than 30 years.

There are plenty of questions to be answered in today's balloting.

Greene County Clerk Jackie Winstead reported about 8:15 a.m. -- about 2 hours and 15 minutes after the polls officially opened at 6 a.m. -- that so far, so good.

She says based on the volume of calls she has received from poll workers during the first few hours of voting today she believes turnout is going to be heavy. They were asking plenty of questions about names and voter locations -- a good indication in her eyes that a large number of Greene Countians will be heading to the polls today.

The clerk said there were no technological glitches with the opening of any of the 32 precincts across the county.

"There have been no problems at all.Just normal things. Things are moving along," she said."We are looking forward to tonight."

Polls will close at 6 p.m.

Remember you must be in line at least by 6 p.m. or you can't cast a ballot in this important and historic election.

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