Your comments: How’s the voting process going today at the Jersey Shore?

    a toddler at a voting booth

    Zoe Buck, a 14-month-old child, checks out an empty voting booth as at her mother, Julie Buck, votes at left, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, at the Alaska Zoo polling place in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    How is voting proceeding today at the Jersey Shore?

    Our content partner, Jersey Shore Hurricane News, posted the following question on its Facebook page shortly before noon: “Did you vote yet? If so, where? How are the lines? Any problems?”

    The responses were mostly positive. But there are exceptions. The following is a sampling from around 200 responses. They are verbatim. 

    Comments indicating an easy process:

    Sara Jane: Surf City firehouse. Polite and efficient poll workers, no lines, no problems.

    Lahela Schoenbeck Dolese: Voted in Brick earlier today. No lines, no one asked for ID, no problems at all!

    Marianne Tatur Gresek: Voted at 6am in Toms River… No line, asked them if they needed my ID… They were told they didn’t have to ask for it. That was disappointing!

    Kimberly Budd-Maguire: No waiting for my District at Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean this a.m. at 8:30. Was a bit surprised they did not ask for ID though.

    Debbie Pellegrini: No problems in North Wildwood.

    John J. Mcgowan: Middletown. No problems at Fairview School. In and out. Heavy voting so far…at 1PM.

    Comments indicating lines:

    Pamela Donahue: Voted. Lines awful in Manchester!

    Katherine Quick: long line for district 4 in Little Egg around noon at the Community Center. Not enough poll workers assisting the voters with checking in that particular district. I was not asked for any confirmation of identity.

    Jacqueline Horuzy-Maffucci: Voted in Brick – Greenbriar around 12 noon. It was mobbed. Long line in my district.

    Kathleen Collins: Voted in Egg Harbor Township this morning…around 11:00 am. There has never been a line before…but today there was a huge line!

    Comments indicating potential issues:

    Chris Dennick: Poll workers at Ocean Acres school (District 20) were turning away voters if they didn’t have ID (We inquired with the Ocean County Board of Elections for confirmation and comment but have not received a response. Here is the law regarding voter ID in New Jersey.)

    Pat Nardone: I see a human billboard for a local candidate outside of a polling place. Isn’t that illegal on Election Day? (Here is the law regarding electioneering in New Jersey.)

    Jennifer Chencharik: Only problem I ran into was the lady wanted me to sign as Laura. Ummm…. I asked if she wanted my drivers license instead she said no. So I pointed to my name on the same page. That’s what’s wrong here!!!! Should be valid drivers license required to vote!!!

    Kimberly DeMarco Toenniessen: Went to vote in Wildwood Crest and asked for a paper ballot. They had no clue what I was talking about. They told me to just trust the machine. Yeah right….

    KellyAnn Dixon: Voted in Seaside Park @ 1:30 pm. No lines-steady flow of people. The one discouraging item is that there were construction cones, workers and trucks right on the corner in front of the voting location-where voters would need to be turning, in order to enter the parking lot of the facility. Being as there are many senior citizen voters Im hoping this did not cause confusion and a reluctance to ‘bother’ to vote. The construction was cleared around 2 pm but all the people who were out earlier would have had to deal with this issue.

    Katherine Quick: long line for district 4 in Little Egg around noon at the Community Center. Not enough poll workers assisting the voters with checking in that particular district. I was not asked for any confirmation of identity.

    Lorie Sullivan Caddock: Voting was heavy at the Navesink School. People were wearing political buttons, which I nicely told the polling woman it was ilegal. She replied that she did not see them?? I told her its your job! Guess I knew how she was voting…

    Not at the Jersey Shore, but noteworthy:

    Laurie Schafer: In North Brunswick, there were signs on the doors of a school where voting was going on that said “no entrance to building without photo ID.” We got them to cover up these signs and I called the Election Protection hotline (1 866 OUR VOTE) to notify them of the problem in case it was more widespread. This was at the Parsons School location. I took a picture of one of the signs before they covered them.


    Nicole Wehnke: No lines in Neptune Township at the Hamilton First Aid. In and out in 5 minutes. And they had stickers.

    Stacy Lyn Rogers: Ortley Beach over by Acme. Took me 10 minutes at 7am this morning.They didn’t have stickers

    Follow along here as more responses come in. Polls in New Jersey close at 8 p.m.

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