Long lines worth the wait for democracy

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When election staff arrived to open the polls at Callander’s Legion this morning on Landsdowne St. they were greeted by throngs of people.

The line was much more than expected, as voters were eager to cast an early ballot.

“We weren’t expecting that big of a lineup,” admitted Amanda Hiscock, a central poll supervisor (CPS). “There was a lineup at ten to nine, before we were even open.”

“And it’s just kept going,” she said, adding that “it’s nice to have the eager voters, and they’ve all been very patient.”

“It was a surprise to see on the first day,” Hiscock said. “And we’ll probably get another big rush between four and six.”

“It’s great that people are coming out to vote,” mentioned (CPS) Michael Cuncins, “and there were longer lineups, however, it’s a great opportunity for people to come out and perform their civic duty.”

Advance voting continues daily at the Legion until Monday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

David Briggs, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, BayToday.ca

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