April 24, 2012 at 8:26 AM
When the polls opened this morning at 7, and there was a small turn out in the HUB-Robeson Center in Hetzel Lounge.
The Judge of Elections Albert Nakpil, a system project leader in the Agriculture Sciences, said the polling place is lucky to see any more than 20 people throughout the day.
Students can expect a manual process when voting today, Nakpil said. There are four different ways that the votes can be checked for the final count after polls close at 8 p.m.
Students who live on-campus are able to vote in the Hetzel Lounge in the HUB. When students go to the HUB to vote, they check-in with the clerks, who are manning tables all day. Voters give their name, the clerk checks to see if they are in the book of registered voters. They sign at their name and can vote for their party members, said Nakpil.
Volunteers from local high schools are putting in community service time today as they work the polls.
Mariele Schechter said she doesn’t expect a high voter turnout but is glad she is getting paid for her time at the polls. The students will each make $110 dollars for their time at the polls today.