Historic Voting in Gilford, NH?

Just returned from voting  – in my little hamlet in Central New Hampsha, it seems like this may be a record setting vote.

We have 5,454 registered voter (excluding new registrations today) – as of 12:30pm when I left, there were 2,093 votes today and 600 absentee ballots to be counted.

That’s almost 50% – and the heavy time for voting is usually after work hours.  True, it is a Presidential election – but this many people this early in the day??  And from what I am seeing in the blogosphere, this is not an unusual event.