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Voting going smoothly in Kodiak

Kodiak polling locations saw business as usual for voters over the course of Election Day this Tuesday.

Anita Sholl, election official at the Mission Precinct, said that by mid-Tuesday afternoon they had seen nearly 900 voters, or about 125 voters an hour.

There was even a line outside of Bayside Fire Department as early as 6:30 this morning.

Other than that early morning line, Sholl said, “This is pretty normal for a presidential election.”

Sholl, though, is talking about in-person voting on Election Day. Kodiak voters have returned a record number of absentee ballots through the mail this year.

Yet, many voters still chose to vote in-person, even with news of long lines around the country.

At the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, where the polls for Kodiak Precinct #1 were moved from the Harbormaster Building this year to accommodate COVID-19 mitigation plans, voters said their voting experience was pretty smooth.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KMXT for additional responses from Kodiak voters about this year’s voting.