Decatur – The Illinois Presidential Primary has some teeth this year. With many candidates still viable votes from states electorate can help decide the future course of the election.
First time voters in their teens and twenties were showing up at polls on Tuesday. Along with a 95 year old World War II veteran.
Many of the poll workers are retired having the time to work long hours in precincts where polls opened at 6 am and close at 7 pm. Glen Smith of Decatur has been working polls as an election judge for 28 years. Jeannine Fryling is putting in her 34th year.
Judges tell WAND News that voting at one of Decatur’s largest precincts, located at the Maranatha Assembly of God church, was not heavy. But it was steady with a stream of voters moving in and out throughout the day.
Early voting may have helped relieve some of the traditional long lines.
(Pictured: World War II veteran voting in Decatur.)