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Westport voters talk election

Roger Adams of Westport casts his vote on Nov. 6 for the candidates of his choice. Adams was one of the first to vote at the Westport polling site.

Roger Adams of Westport casts his vote on Nov. 6 for the candidates of his choice. Adams was one of the first to vote at the Westport polling site. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Vaiciulis, who is in the process of starting a small Adult Care and assisted living business said she hopes Romney’s plan can help her and others.

“I hope he can somehow find a way to reduce the deficit,” Vaiciulis said.

Some of the voters asked by the Valley News said they looked at their choices as limited by the two candidates.

“I had to choose the lesser of two evils, I wish there had been another option because I don’t feel the I would choose either if I had a choice,” Matt Taber said.

For the first time, ballot scanning machines were used for the presidential election.

Polling volunteer Sue Sherman said the machines have proven to be a huge advantage at the polling stations.

“The older punch card voting machines, sometimes the ballots would come out virtually unrecognizable,” Sherman said. “With the new program the votes are scanned and dropped into the machine. If there is a problem with the machine we have the ballots to count.”

Some people have told Sherman they like the old system better but she said it was a good thing the voters had the last three years to get to know the system before it was used for the national election.

The polls closed at 9 p.m. and the winners were not yet announced by the Valley News’ press time on Tuesday.

For more information on the voting results go to our website at www.valleynewsadk.com.

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