April 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM
Judge of Elections Donna Brooks estimates that of the 1,767 registered voters assigned to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s Precinct 28 polling location, between eight and 10 will show up to the polls today.
St. Paul’s, 109 McAllister St., was empty when the polls opened at 7 a.m., except for several election workers waiting to assist the first voter to walk through the doors. Brooks said they will be “lucky” if they see a voter by 9 a.m. and that she’s expecting to see less than 10 voters by the end of the day.
Brooks said it is primarily students who are assigned to the polling location covering the downtown area, including East Beaver and College Avenues.
She said since the presidential candidates are “kind of already decided,” there’s nothing “earth-shattering” in this election. During the last presidential primary, the location saw quite a few voters, Brooks said, although she couldn’t give an exact number. The poll saw 1,445 voters in the 2008 presidential primary, according to Centre County’s election results website.
The Daily Collegian reported that 145 voters showed up at St. Paul’s poll for the mid-term election in November 2010.