In Philadelphia, the final voters cast their ballots

By: - May 16, 2023 10:00 pm

PHILADELPHIAAt the 15th Ward polling station on Brown Street in Fairmount, Philadelphia there was a good turnout, according to poll workers. 

About 1,100 people showed up to vote in person at the 15th Ward polling station, which hosts five different divisions within it, poll worker Dustin Dove told the Capital-Star. 

There were a few young voters trickling out of the doors right around 8 p.m. as the polls were set to close. 

Camryn Carwll and Kayla Rucker, both voters in the 15th Ward, did not want to share who they voted for, but they did say that the electronic voting system was quick and painless.

“It was a little overwhelming looking at [the electronic poll book] at first, just seeing all of the names at once but then it was like ‘pick this many from this category and this many from that category.’ It was a lot to  look at, but once you breathe and calm down it was good and I liked it.” Carwll told the Capital-Star.

“I think that the electronic system really helped with the voting questions, and if you hit ‘view more’ you can see the plain language. And then it says ‘if you vote yes, you are approving XYZ’ so that was really helpful,” said Rucker.

As the polling station closed, the polling workers printed out the receipts of their machines and taped them to the outside of the school doors. Some voters were still there to photograph the results. 

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