Inside Ocean County Government

Election 2016

Early Reports Indicate Strong Turnout Across Ocean County

Reports received from readers, candidates and poll watchers across Ocean County appear to indicate strong turnout for election day. Here are some of the reports we’ve received from readers.

BERKELEY – A reader said that they saw a “steady stream” of voters at their polling place in Bayville. Republican Councilwoman Judy Noonan told us “Polls very busy every place.”

MANCHESTER – A Pine Lake Park resident tells us that their polling place was “busy, but went quickly.”

LACEY – A Lacey resident said that the polling place at the Knights of Columbus had a “quick, but steady stream” of voters. Another reader from Forked River said “My polling place was very, very busy.”

POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH – A reader advised that their polling place’s “…parking lot was full, plus people were double parked.” Despite the high volume of voters, the line “went pretty quickly though, ” the reader said.

BARNEGAT – Independent candidate Chris Velders tells us “For the first time in a long time I actually had to wait in line.”

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP – District 1 had a steady stream of voters, according to candidate Danielle Hagler

LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Little Egg Harbor Community Center has been packed all morning. “Parking lot more full then we ever seen,” a reader from Little Egg Harbor said. “Packed with a line of cars coming in.”

JACKSON – A reader from Jackson said the turnout at their polling place was “The largest crowd I can remember – EVER.”

How are the polls near you? Who are you supporting? Feel free to add your two cents in the comment section.

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