Scenes From The Polls: All Quiet On The Western Front

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There may have been a pre-work rush, but rest of the morning has brought a dead period to some voting locations on the high-income westside areas of town.

Voting booths at Hunters Creek, River Oaks Elementary, Looscan Library and Memorial Elementary were all going begging.

Hair Balls asked the election judge at Memorial about the slow pace.

"We're satisfied with the turnout," she said.

"With the low turnout?" we asked.

"I'm not obliged to talk to you," she explained.

Briargrove Elementary and the West Gray Multi-Service Center were a little more lively, but it looks like a lull has set in.

-- Paul Knight

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