At the Polls: Tales From Election Day


Lines were long this morning at schools, fire houses and community centers across the East End as voters were expected to turn out in record numbers to elect a new president and cast their ballots for a handful of local elections.

According to Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris the polls in the village were crowded early this morning when he stood several minutes on line shortly after polls opened before he cast his vote. On a trip to Southampton and back around 8:30 a.m. he noted long lines outside the North Sea Fire House on Noyac Road and at the Old Noyac School House, where cars were lined up on both sides of the road.

He commented he thought a police officer should be in the area, since people were darting back and forth across the road, and indeed an accident had already occurred.

By 1 p.m., the rush of voters had subsided, when this reporter went to the Old Noyac School House to cast his vote. One of the poll workers said a crowd had already formed by 5:30 a.m. when she showed up to make the polling place ready for the day’s voting.

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