Overheard at the polls
Dover Town Clerk: "Dover people like to vote; (turnout) record may be beat."
"I voted for the four Americans who died in Libya. I voted for (Border Patrol) Agent (Brian) Terry who died at the border with the ATF. And I voted for the people down in New York who have been sold out." -- Ken Rooney, Hinsdale voter
Wilmington town clerk feeling less busy today; points to decreasing population of town (2,225 in 2000 vs. 1,876 in 2010 according to Census)
"Town politics are just as important as national politics," said Ginny Irish, after voting at Brattleboro Union High School. "Town government is a part of the government and I come out to vote whenever I can."
"My son is in the military and he is defending our right to vote," said a voter in Brattleboro who only gave his name as 'Henry.' "I'd like to see Obama continue to do what he is doing."
Megan Becker said she votes at every election. "I think my vote is more important at the local level, but I always vote," she said. "I am glad to be here."
In Rockingham, several voters professed to vote Democratic because their Number 1 concern in this election revolves around women's rights.
"Yes I vote. It's my right as an American." unnamed Walpole, N.H., voter
"I vote at every election. I think my vote counts," said Dorothy Riccardi. "I am pretty passionate about it."
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