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November 29, 2012

Derry officials applaud voting day successes

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Some people came to the polls and weren’t sure what district they lived in. Volunteers were on hand to offer maps and information.

“People have busy lives,” Anderson said. “We don’t have to make their lives more difficult. We’re lucky they show up to vote, but let’s make it as easy as possible.”

As for the Pinkerton setup, Anderson said it worked well, but could work better.

Residents of Districts 1 and 3 voted at the Derry high school. Voters entered lines according to their names to get a ballot.

People waited in another line to register to vote for the first time.

The lines were often crossing and mixed a bit, Anderson said.

“All day long, we had a line starting down the corridor (of the gym) past the trophies, of people just registering to vote,” he said.

Anderson credited Town Clerk Denise Neale, moderator Margie Ives and all the election volunteers who turned out to make the day a big success. Getting the process to the most optimal point is the next step.

“John Q. Public wants to come in, vote and go home,” Anderson said. “Let’s make it as simple as possible. That’s the goal as we move forward.”

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