When I arrived at 8 a.m., the line was, approximately, 50 people outside the building and another 20-30 inside. But, we moved quickly and the entire process took less than 25 minutes. It appeared as if people were taking the time to read the 5 questions at the top of the ballot. One of the workers told me that, like so many others polling places around town and the state, there was a fairly impressive line of people waiting for the doors to open at 6 p.m. When I returned home from shopping at 11:45 a.m., there was still a steady stream of cars into the parking lot next to the MHS cafeteria.
What struck me the most was the number of African American families who brought their children with them into the polling place and to watch them fill out the ballot.