November 6, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Students eager to vote in this year's presidential election lined up early today to cast their ballots.
About two dozen people were waiting to vote at the Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., just after 8 a.m. Space inside the polling location was limited, so a limit more than half of the voters in line had to wait outside. It took a little more than 10 minutes to make it to the front of the line.
Most of the voters appeared to be students. For most students, it is the first presidential election in which they are old enough to vote.
Michele Hamilton, judge of elections for precinct 34, said about 20 people lined up to vote when the polls opened at 7 a.m. By about 8:30 a.m., 119 voters cast ballots at the precinct, Hamilton said. She said the busiest times are in the morning before people go to work and in the evening, after they get home.
Several Barack Obama campaign signs dotted the decorative planters neighboring the senior center.