CARMEL, N.Y. - The first day of early voting in Putnam County on Saturday, Oct. 24, was frustrating for some voters as lines extended around the building and spiraled through the Board of Elections parking lot in Carmel.
Lines were just a long on subsequent days.
Jennifer Rowe-Behun said she waited about four hours to cast her ballot on Saturday.
“It’s noon. I have been on line since 9:15 a.m. and still about an hour to go,” she told Mahopac News.
Harriet Rosenberg said she and her husband, who needs to use a cane, voted on Monday and said the lines were quite long again. Election officials eventually allowed them to come to front of the line.
Republican Election Commissioner Anthony Scannapieco was in the parking lot directing traffic.
“I asked him if all these people who are on line by 2 p.m. (when the polls closed Saturday) will be able to vote, and he nodded yes,” said Rowe-Behun. “It’s really unbelievable.”
The Board of Elections building in Carmel was the only polling location in the entire county available to Putnam voters for early voting.