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Light Voter Turnout In Nashua

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As New Hampshire's GOP primary wound down on Tuesday, voter turnout was steady but light here, WBUR's Steve Brown told host Sacha Pfeiffer. There were no long lines and voters were in and out of polling stations in a matter of minutes.

Arthur "Skip" Barrett was overseeing the polling place in Nashua. He's a veteran of several New Hampshire primaries. Barrett said his ward has more independents than Democrats and Republicans — a characteristic typical of New Hampshire.

Barrett said voter turnout was light in his ward.

"We have 4,795 total registered voters in the ward. And when you have a rate of a little over 100 an hour, at the end of the day you're not going to have a very high percentage of turnout."

Many voters remained undecided right up until the end: during the walk from registration to the voting booth.

David Bingham said he voted for Mitt Romney because he thinks Romney can bring compromise to Washington.

"There doesn't seem to be any agreements between both parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. And we really need someone who can sit down, make some good compromises, OK, and try to work things out. And bring us back to where we should be."

This program aired on January 10, 2012.

Steve Brown Senior Reporter/Anchor
Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR's senior State House reporter.



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