EPIC Early Turnout in Merrimack New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald

Moving to one polling location cannot begin to account for the massive voter turnout in Merrimack this morning.  Huge parking areas and no place to park–unless you want to walk a mile.   A line outside the school several hundred feet long–that’s before the line inside and then the line to check in and then the line to get a booth to vote in.

Then there’s the cars looking for spaces to park.

EPIC turnout. And this is at 7am.  People came early and lined up, standing in the cold to wait to vote.  We’ve had entire elections in our town with fewer votes than the number of people I saw just this morning.

So the 16 trillion dollar question is…for whom?  Merrimack is a very Republican town.  If that turnout continues through the day we may see a record number of registered voters in my town actually vote.  And my gut tells me it is not for Barack Obama’s weak economy and the marketing scheme they are trying to pass off as their next four-year agenda.

Time will tell.


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  • mer

    Amazing long line. Wife and I got in line at about 645, we were already wrapped around the side towards the river. Walked out the door about 725.

    • nhsteve

      Went back by around 1:30 2:00 ish, very steady flow but no more long line… over 6000 ballots cast by lunchtime and the evening voting Rush still to come. Whatever happens a lot more people took their civic duty seriously this time around. (And with Merrimack having a 3-1 Republican advantage thats good for all the state races.)

  • At 11:30am, Milford had about 3000 people who had voted (300 in line at 5:45am BEFORE the 6am opening). That’s 30% for Milford – before lunch. High turnout – good for Conservatism?

    • nhsteve

      I hope so.

      • Don’t Teabag me

        You hoped wrong. BAHAHAHA

  • Scott Morales

    Yeah, I was there also at around 6:40-:45. Really impressed with the turnout and on how quickly and well organized the whole thing was run. I was out by 7:30. Which isn’t bad because I was waaaaayyyy in back of the line

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