With frigid temperatures, scattered power outages and trees still blocking roadways, this may go down as one of the most challenging Election Days in Northport history.
Eight days after Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island, people are getting back to business even if there’s very little normalcy to point to. But polls opened without incident throughout the Town of Huntington Tuesday morning.
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Poll workers reported a strong morning turnout at a pair of polling stations, Village Hall on Main Street and Norwood Avenue Elementary. But gas lines are still much longer than voter lines. Polls close at 9 p.m.
“I was very pleased the polling station was open,” Northporter Gregory Rueckert said outside Norwood. “I was concerned that would be an issue.”
Presidential years bring bigger crowds to the polls and it was clear voters had one issue at forefront driving them. Everyone Patch spoke with cited the economy as a big factor in who they cast a ballot for.
“We need a change,” Valerie Tuthill said. “I’ve had enough. Four years I don’t see any great success.”
Josephine Rizzoni, a Democrat, stood outside Village Hall ticking off a number of concerns and a lack of direction from either presidential candidate.
“Truthfully, I wasn’t crazy about either candidate. So I voted for the one who was better for me,” Rizzoni said. “It’s hard when you feel so insecure about who you are voting for.”
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