Kodiak polling locations saw business as usual for voters over the course of Election Day this Tuesday.
Anita Sholl, election official at the Mission Precinct, said that by mid-Tuesday afternoon they had seen nearly 900 voters, or about 125 voters an hour.
There was even a line outside of Bayside Fire Department as early as 6:30 this morning.
Other than that early morning line, Sholl said, “This is pretty normal for a presidential election.”
Sholl, though, is talking about in-person voting on Election Day. Kodiak voters have returned a record number of absentee ballots through the mail this year.
Yet, many voters still chose to vote in-person, even with news of long lines around the country.
At the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, where the polls for Kodiak Precinct #1 were moved from the Harbormaster Building this year to accommodate COVID-19 mitigation plans, voters said their voting experience was pretty smooth.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KMXT for additional responses from Kodiak voters about this year’s voting.