UPDATE: Steady Voter Turn Out in Takoma Park

The average wait time was about 45 minutes during early-morning voting.

Update, Nov. 6, 2012 6:15 p.m.

Voters rushed into Takoma Park precincts to cast their ballot.

Lines at the Takoma Park Recreation Center and the Grace Episcopal Church were moving fairly quickly offering a short wait for voters to cast their ballots.

In contrast, voters waiting at Takoma Park Middle School stood in a line with about 40 people waiting to be assisted. This doesn't include voters who were assisted and waiting to cast their ballots.

Here are tallies from a the remaining precincts in Takoma Park as of 3 p.m. Tuesday:

Takoma Park Recreation Center

Party Votes Democrat 573 Republican 51 Green 12 Liberal 1 Independent 118 Other 1

Grace Episcopal Church

Party Votes Democrat 491 Republican 26 Green 5 Liberal 1 Independent 105 Other 1

Takoma Park Middle School

Party Votes Democrat 953 Republican 39 Liberal 5 Green 10 Independent 192 Other 5

Original post, Nov. 6, 2012 1:50 p.m.

Smiling faces welcomed early-morning voters around Takoma Park as they walked in to cast their ballots or stop to purchase a brownie from the local  school's PTA. 

The early-morning crowd was excited and thankful they didn’t have to wait in long lines due to the early voting process.

Takoma Park resident Pepe Gomez, 46, said the process has been fairly smooth for him, but he would like to see a few changes.

“I still think that although we have early voting, we must have the day of the election as a national holiday so people can come to vote,” Gomez said.

Here are tallies from a few precincts around Takoma Park as of 10 a.m. Tuesday:

Takoma Park Elementary School

Party Votes Democrat 365 Republican 68 Green 4 Liberal 1 Independent


Rolling Terrace Elementary School

Party Votes Democrat 282 Republican 23 Green 4 Liberal 3 Independent 79 Other 1

Piney Branch Elementary School

Party Votes Democrat 392 Republican 25 Green 2 Independent 69


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