Big Voter Turnout in Strongsville
Polls busy this morning as people stop to cast ballots before work
It may be a good thing some 10,000 people in Strongsville voted absentee this year.
Polling places were humming with a steady stream of voters this morning, and lines greeted some during the early hours.
"When we opened (at 6:30 a.m.), they were lined up already," said Allan Hamula, poll location coordinator at the Strongsville Communication Center. "We were slammed right away."
Mark Anguilano cast his ballot about 8:30 a.m.
"I'm hands-on. I like to vote in person," Anguilano said. "I don't do things online if I don't have to. I lost $40 in cyberspace once and it's not going to happen again."
He said he voted a straight Republican ticket, "and proud of it." He also supported Issue 116, the bond issue for Strongsville schools, and two Strongsville levies.
Voter Debbie, who declined to give her last name, said she also likes to cast her ballot in person on Election Day.
"I just like to be here and see all the people," she said, gesturing to the poll workers. "We've become friends over the years."