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.”