Residents eager to vote at Gaston Point Community Center
Voters saw numerous safety measures in place when they entered the polls today.
At the Gaston Point Community Center, poll workers were wiping down machines after every use. They also encouraged voters to keep the pens as souvenirs.
At this location, Poll Manager Ruthie Thaggart-White shares with News 25 when they opened their doors at 7 a.m. between 40 to 50 people were waiting outside to cast their ballot.
She’s been operating this location for the past three elections and this year is like no other. “Number one the virus and there’s been so many people that are eager to vote. They’ve been inspired to get out and vote. At 8 there’s been about one hundred people that have voted already.”