Rep. Michael Capuano, his wife Barbara and two sons were some of the first to vote this morning at the Somerville Department of Public Works yard. Voting at this polling station and another in Cambridge were light — no lines, just a steady trickle of people.
Some said they had a hard time deciding and made up their minds in the voting booth. Jessica Ziegler from Somerville was in that position. She lamented the compressed timing of this election and said she felt “a little rushed.”
"There were two candidates that I felt were eminently qualified, and then a third one that was making a good case there at the end," she said. "Then I felt like I could choose any of (them). I was undecided until this morning when I walked in there."
Another Somerville voter, Fred Hicks, said he thought Massachusetts needs to have a senator who is “officially endorsed by the voter now … at this critical time when so many important things are being decided.”
Still, other voters loved the abbreviated race and thought all elections in the U.S. should be like this one.
This program aired on December 8, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.