It’s primary day, and if you haven’t voted yet polls are open until 7PM. Turnout is as light as I expected, and with plenty of inexperienced volunteers working for untested campaigns there are a couple of unusual happenings to note.
Apparently Martha Hendley thought it would be a good idea for Elena Schlossberg-Kunkel to volunteer for her at the Alvey precinct. That’s potentially unhelpful. I wonder how many people will recognize her from the immigration debate and draw what I think would be inaccurate conclusions about Martha’s commitment to controlling illegal immigration in the county. Perhaps not many, but some will.
I’ve been at Sudley precinct this morning and had a volunteer for Dick Black show up for about three hours this morning. Although Sudley is in the 13th House District, it’s not within the 13th Senate District that Dick Black is actually running in. The volunteer isn’t there now and may show up later this afternoon, but the Dick Black signs in front of the precinct are prompting some questions from voters confused about how many candidates they’re supposed to be voting for. It looks pretty silly.
The Hendley and Candland campaigns seem to be organized with workers at most, if not all of the precincts, but I haven’t seen presence from any other campaigns other than their yard signs littered in the median strips at the last minute. Peter Candland has poll workers inside and outside of the precincts, which is unusual. It should be interesting to see what kind of impact that might have in terms of turnout later in the day.
Feel free to post your election day observations in the comments.
UPDATE: I also saw a ton of Dick Black signs at Sinclair Precinct, which is outside of the 13th Senate District. A campaign that doesn’t know where the boundaries are is going to have a tough time winning an election.
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