San Diego : CA : USA | Nov 05, 2008 at 2:55 AM PST
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7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4

Voters came early, and often, to Ada W. Harris Elementary School at Cardiff, Ca. on the coast near San Diego.

A line formed at the door before polls opened at 7 a.m. Within an hour, more people had voted than in the previous primary election. They did this in a heavy rain.

By 10 a.m., about 25 percent of the 844-voter precinct had vted. Combine that with a 25 percent mail-in ballot rate and effectivrly half the precinct had spoken.

Voting was consistent throughout the day with about 90 percent of eligible voters eventually participating. Elementary school students were taken around the voting area and got "I voted" stickers as well as a first-hand political education..

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Voters at Cardiff, Ca. Tuesday
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