Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

November 6, 2012

High voter turnout in Marion County

Steve Woodhouse

Marion County — Poll sites have seen some high numbers today, even though over 8,500 Marion County voters submitted absentee ballots. 

Around 1:30 this afternoon, Knoxville City Hall had 170 voters come through. To start the day, there was a long line, but things had steadied throughout the day. 

Knoxville's School Administration building had 161 voters around 2 p.m. Things had gone very slow, as 430 voters for that precinct had submitted absentee ballots.

In Pleasantville, around 2:24 p.m., there had been 473 voters come through the line at the Memorial Hall. Like Knoxville City Hall, there was a long line as polls opened, and occasional lines throughout the day, but no long waits for voters. One of the poll workers said that number was high for an election. 

Remember to check back here later tonight for more election results. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Nov. 9 Journal-Express for all of your election coverage.