Darrell Hicks signs in to vote early this morning at Miller's Merry Manor with the help of poll workers Jennifer Whitaker (front) and Rita Cauffman. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
Darrell Hicks signs in to vote early this morning at Miller's Merry Manor with the help of poll workers Jennifer Whitaker (front) and Rita Cauffman. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
Voting turnout was slow this morning at the polls, according to location inspectors.
Voting is from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Turnout was slow, for instance, at Warsaw City Council Chambers on Buffalo Street for the Second Ward, Second Precinct.
Jack Volker, Second Ward-Second precinct poll inspector, said there are 541 voters registered in the precinct and only 15 turned up as of 8 a.m.
Volker said 89 people voted in the precinct two years ago during the presidential election.
“We expect to get some people who vote at lunch hour and after they get off work,” Volker said.
“If we get 50 to 60 voters  today that’s turnout I expect,” Volker said.
Voting at Center Lake Pavilion for the Fifth Ward First, Second and Third precincts, also was slow.
Shirley Tatter, Warsaw 5-1 poll inspector, said the precinct has 580 voters and as of 8:30 a.m., 20 had shown up.
“I’ve been a poll inspector for 15 years and voting is slower than what I’ve noticed in other years, and I hope it picks up,” Tatter said.
Voting for Warsaw 5-2 at Center Lake Pavilion also was slow this morning.
Sheri Rapp, 5-2 poll inspector, said there are 564 voters registered in the precinct, and only 19 people voted as of 8:30 a.m.
“It’s been slow and voting goes in spurts, but I expect it to pick up,” Rapp said.
Tyler Huffer, Warsaw 5-3 inspector, said there were 570 total voters and only five people voted as of 8:30 a.m.
“We had our first voter at 7 a.m. and expect things to pick up at noon,” Huffer said.
Robin Stamm, Warsaw 5-3 poll worker, said the turnout seems slower than normal. She also said there was no one waiting at the door to vote at 6 a.m. as in previous years.
Voting at the Kosciusko County Shrine Building for the Second Ward, First Precinct, and Third Ward, First Precinct, was slow this morning.
Don Taylor, poll inspector for Warsaw 2-1, said there are 931 total voters in the precinct and only 30 had voted as of 9 a.m.
“Voting is slower than I expected. I expected more turnout because of the judges races,” Taylor said.
Carl Ellis, poll inspector for Warsaw 3-1, said there were 1,058 total voters registered in the precinct and 48 people have voted as of 9 a.m.
“This is slow and light turnout,” Ellis said.