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PHOTOS: Election Morning in Charlestown

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Voters endured a chilly morning and decent sized lines to cast their ballot in Charlestown this morning. 

 

Bill Stone of Charlestown was standing outside the Harvard-Kent School at 50 Bunker Hill Street with his Scott Brown sign and his dog, Cali, dressed in a Scott Brown coat.

 

Joe Dillion stood outside the Clarence R. Edwards Middle School at 28 Walker Street guiding people to gym located at the rear of the school. Dillion said the turnout was huge earlier and he predicts a 70 percent turnout.

"I'm voting for Elizabeth Warren because Scott Brown voted against equal pay for women," Dillion said. "He struck out there with me."

 

Patch will be posting more photos and election results as the day goes on.

Charlestown November 06, 2012 at 06:06 PM
The Harvard/Kent School was a mess this morning and there was blatant voter intimidation by a worker whose name I believe was Anthony Grays.
Charlestown November 06, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I arrived at about 7:30 and joined the long line. After about five minutes a guy came out and started asking people what ward and precinct they were. When he got to me I said I didn't know. This was my first time voting at Harvard/Kent. For the last five years I voted at the middle school After saying I did not know, he started making fun of me for not know, pointing and laughing at me. I refused to allow him to get the best of me and asked why he was making fun of me and I said I would report him. I also asked that he look me up in the book of voter rolls he was holding. He continued making fun of me and asked me my name. He then thumbed through his book and said I needed to wait in the long line but people form 2-4 should come with him. I realized that voter rolls are by street and not by name. So, I looked myself up on the city's webpage (ipad) and learned I was in 2-4. I called him back and showed him the display from the city's webpage. He then said to follow him inside and he tried to get me to cut the very long line, which I did not want to do. Another poll worker, whose name I did not get, asked if she could help and after showing her the display from the webpage, she told me that I needed to join a line at the other end of the gym with less than ten people in it. At this line, they looked me up by street address and I voted with no problem. So, I was made fun of, asked irrelevant info, and directed to the wrong line.
kayrn November 07, 2012 at 03:27 AM
That's terrible what happened. But I have to say based on my experience, I am not surprised. Luckily I speak english and am intelligent so I was able to figure out which line to go in and advocate for people not cutting the line when the workers had no clue where the lines were.
kayrn November 07, 2012 at 03:27 AM
I second that!
Owen November 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM
So...you're drawing a parallel between non-English speakers and intelligence?

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