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Early voters in the Valley jam election polls Sunday

Published: Mon, November 5, 2012 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


Sunday was “without a doubt the busiest day of the election season so far” for voters in Mahoning County, elections board member Dave Betras said Sunday night.

The last weekend day for early voting also was the busiest day of voting so far for the Trumbull County Board of Elections, one worker said.

“It’s the only time I have. For me, it is [the best time to vote] because I work,” said Rosalyn Penn of Warren.

It took about 40 minutes for voters to get through the process on Saturday, but it was closer to 70 minutes on Sunday, said Rocky Vadala, a door worker at the Trumbull elections board.

It was much less than 40 minutes most weekdays since early voting began, but the pace has been steady, Vadala said.

Betras said one of the reasons for the large turnout was efforts to get voters to come to the polls early.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Franco Harris brought some people out to the Mahoning County elections board Sunday, Betras said. Harris was campaigning on behalf of President Barack Obama.


1AnotherAverageCitizen(1194 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Awesome Dems...AWESOME!

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2VindyPost(436 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago


O B A M A ! 2 0 1 2


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3chuck_carney(499 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Real change will begin in less than 24 hours.

Vote for love of Nation, not out of revenge

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4NoBS(2841 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

So let me get this straight - people want to avoid the crowds found at the polls on election day, so they go stand in line for up to 70 minutes on Sunday.

And does the woman who votes on Sunday because she works realize the polls open at 6:30 am and stay open until 7:30 pm?

And to chuck, yes, change is going to take place. The Repubs are going to be shown the door! Mandel? He's outta here! Johnson? Gone!

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5rocky14(839 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

I voted 3weeks ago.Four more years!

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6walter_sobchak(2728 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Seriously Now,
Did your neighbor just get these two jobs last week. There is a very simple answer that must be too simple for the simpletons and you don't even have to wait in line for one minute. It is called an absentee ballot and have been around forever. Everyone that has voted before received an application in the mail. My son used one since he is away for college. No lines and no waiting!

Vote for love of country, not out of revenge! Don't vote for the Marxist ticket!

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7markmyword(8 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Go Demsocrats!!, we have to stand together for Womens rights, Veterans rights, teachers rights, workers rights, middle class rights, gay/lesbian rights, immigrants rights, religious rights, those on medicare rights...did I miss anyone. Actually when you think of it unless you are the top 1% why would you ever vote Republican and have your rights taken away!!

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8AnotherAverageCitizen(1194 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago


Ask many people {especially in Florida} who asked for absentee ballot and never recieved theirs.

I for one applaud the woman for standing in line for her right to vote.

Why are you so critical of someone who just found out they scheduled her to work on Tuesday and was not going to have time to vote? Your son Knew in advance he would be away. Good for him. Many working people get schedule changes, quickly have to travel, or work extra hours on election day.

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9walter_sobchak(2728 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

My son requested a ballot by mail LAST WEEK and received it by weeks end. The BOE has competent workers that can mail ballots. My point is there is no reason to wait in a line on a Sunday. But, I, too, applaud her for taking the time and doing her civic duty, regardless for whom she voted.

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10DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Obama's Re-election slogan. " A condom for every wallet" and " A coat hangar and vacuum cleaner for every uterus!" , courtesy of the US Taxpayer.

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11DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

In the meantime, thousands of ballots will not reach overseas military personnel in time for election day. Once again Obama sh!ts on our military. Also just today , 11/5/2012, a Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine has been detected 200 miles offshore on the East Coast. The Obama Doctrine at work. May God forgive us for electing this Charlatan!

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