Tuesday was election day, and there was a lot of local races on the ballot. As soon as polls opened at 7 a.m., there was a steady stream of voters. At Resurrection United Methodist Church, there were already about 40 people voting in the first 15 minutes. Lead election judge for Ward 3, Precinct 2 Katy Lindberg said, “I expect it to be a very busy day at the polls, it should be a good day. The weather is perfect, and we are staffed and ready.” The mood of the poll workers was light and there was a feeling of excitement in the room. The election judges were ready to take on their 16–20-hour day. Voters were equally eager to get their votes cast and many were heard chatting in the line enjoying the morning. Check hastingsjournal.news or the Hastings Journal Facebook page for local election results, as they were released after press time Tuesday night. Photos by Bruce Karnick
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Election Day at long last!

November 9, 2022