Voters lined up early this morning throughout the Levittown area this morning in order to beat what they expect to be long lines later on today.
In Bristol Borough, officials are characterizing turnout as “strong and steady’ at all the polling all sites.
Penny Yotter, an election official at the Ancient Order of the Hibernians site on Corson Street said there are no voting issues or problems to report and so far, everything has gone smoothly.
Voter Terry McGovern, of Beaver St, hopes that once the results are in and finalized voters “…will live with the results…”
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Over at the Lower Bucks Senior Centers, on Wood Street, Robyn Turnell, vice president of the borough council said she expects a majority of voters to start turning up in the early evening after the work day is over.
The polling place at the Magic Cottage facility in the Apple Tree section of Bristol Township was filled with voters throughout the morning, volunteers and officials at the polling place said.
Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, a resident of Levittown, voted along with dozens of others at the polling place mid-morning.
Inside the polling place, a line of more than 50 voters snaked through the gymnasium.
Voting at Penn Valley Elementary School in Falls Township was heavy, election official Leesa Cramer said.
She said in her ward turnout is usally about 400 for the entire day. By 11 a.m., turnout was well over 150.
At Langhorne Borough's lone polling spot - the Pennwood Library - about 200 of the 1100 registered voters had cast their ballot by 9 a.m., Election Judge Carol Deaver said.
Deaver, a 40-year election worker, said she expected turnout to exceed 50 percent.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick voted at Samuel Everitt Elementary School in Middletown just after 10 a.m.
Fitzpatrick was one of several hundred who voted in the morning hours at the school, which hosts all of the Levittown Gate neighborhood, an official said.
Lines filled the lobby of Neshaminy High School just after 8 a.m. An election official at one of the two precinct said over 220 people had already voted.
Election officials at almost every polling place Patch stopped said it was too early to determine whether participation is going to be higher than in 2008.