November 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Noon on an election day -- perhaps lunchtime for many -- might be an unexpected time for a lull at the polls.
But the Unity Church of Jesus Christ, 140 N. Gill St., experienced just that. The small, quiet room in the church was full of eager-looking volunteers who said it was the first "slow" period of the day.
"Voters were lined up at 7 o'clock this morning," said Barbara Minard, a volunteer at the church polling location. "That's almost unheard of."
Minard said she believed it's the highest voter turnout she's seen in the area since the 2008 presidential election. She said she thinks it's crucial that students vote.
"It's their futures that are at stake," Minard said.