We asked readers to tell us what they're seeing out there and one Norwood resident sent us this dispatch from MS 80 on Mosholu Parkway in Norwood.
I vote at MS 80 on Mosholu Parkway -- To vote here you need to be persistent - there is a line of parents and kids trying to get there kids registered that I had to push - pass - then I had to firmly tell the school guard (an obnoxious fellow) that no I did not need to get on his line - I finally just walked around him.Just up the hill from MS 80, BxNN guest blogger Gregory Lobo Jost had this to say in a comment earlier about voting at St. Brendan's School.
When I got to the cafeteria - the workers were in turmoil -- only one of the scanners was working. The "Captain" for the site had never showed. A woman was taking charge who actually seemed to know what she was doing but the other workers were not paying much attention. The woman who I asked to double check the book for my ED did not know how to look up an address - I showed her. I also had to find my name in the book with the signatures.
No problems for me at Saint Brendan's. I went at 8am and it was not crowded, but there was a steady trickle of folks coming in to vote. I was worried about the new voting system, but it was very smooth, and our poll workers were helpful and seemed to have things under control.Please keep letting us know what you're seeing and experiencing at the polls.
There were two scanners in operation. I didn't check the number on mine, but I heard the other machine was up to vote #24.
Outside the polling site on 207th heading just west of the school were two Espada staffers/volunteers (not looking enthused at all) and one Rivera staff/volunteer who seemed upbeat.