Voters Hit The Polls

By: Steve Doty Email
By: Steve Doty Email

Over the weeks many have considered Michigan's primary to be a two-man race. Michigan-born Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have been battling for weeks hoping to win the delegates up for grabs in Michigan. On Tuesday, Michigan residents finally had their say in the election.

"Some of the issues both nationally and internationally are critically important and I think it's really an obligation on everybody's part to come and state their opinion," East Lansing voter, Kathy Rodgers, said.

Others had louder opinions about their candidate of choice.

"I voted for Ron Paul," Daniel Chavez-Yenter, said. "I just believe he has a better vision for economic policies."

At the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, the turnout was consistent, but not overwhelming for the precinct workers. But, they're prepared for any rush of people.

"The polls close at 8 o'clock, however, anyone that is in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote," East Lansing City Clerk, Marie McKenna, said.

McKenna says all the workers have gone through extensive training to get ready for Tuesday's primary. McKenna says the goal was to make the voting as smooth as possible for the voters.

"We never really stopped (preparing) between the November election and we immediately went into planning for this primary," McKenna said.

Michigan's primary could make or break the campaigns for the two leading in the polls.

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