A 95.9 KCHA special election day report:
The polls officially opened at 7 a.m. this morning and will be closed at 9 p.m. tonight. KCHA News went to the Floyd County Courthouse to ask people in line a couple questions. The line was taking around 45 minutes to get through at 11 a.m.
The first question asked to the voters was: Why did you decide to vote on election day as opposed to absentee in-person or by mail?
Voter Wena James doesn’t trust the absentee voting process.
Many other voters echoed James’s point. Like local Lisa Feist:
Others – for instance Tressa Voss – are voting on election day out of sheer routine.
The second question asked at the polling line was: As you stand in line what issue is on your mind? What issue is most important to you?
Former owner of Dave’s Restaurant Dave Hoschlag says he just wants less division in the country.
Gilbert Starble says he just hopes America can return to what he believes is its ‘roots’.
James says she is most concerned for social justice issues.
The third and final question asked to voters was: How is the Floyd County Courthouse handling the election when it comes to pandemic precautions?
Starble personally felt safe at the polling place.
All in all, many voters at the Floyd County Courthouse today talked about the importance of this election: