Residents may have been voting differently, but everyone at Samuel Staples Elementary School seemed to agree that Easton voters were turning out in high numbers for today’s election.
Republican Registrar of Voters Dori Wollen and Democratic Selectman Bob Lessler both agreed that turnout has been brisk. By Wollen’s count, 2240 Eastonites had already voted by 4 p.m. and there was a steady stream of arrivals, suggesting that this could well be a banner year for a midterm election turnout.
The spirit of bi-partisanship was evident at the Girl Scout cookie sale and at the Republican Party tent, where an impressive collection of donated non-perishable food items were piling up for the Easton Senior Center’s Thanksgiving food drive for the needy.
The mood was jovial inside SSES as voters were guided to their new tables as a result of the recent redistricting.
The polls remain open until 8 p.m.