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5:00 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Election Day: Voters hit the polls

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After months of campaigning and debating by the candidates,today's the day voters pick their candidates.

The Secretary of State's office says there are 537 polling places open across the state. At one of them in Providence, Scott Gunn weathered the 45-degree temperatures and made it to his polling place during the lunch hour.

There are many important races this year and he wanted his voice to be heard, Dunn said.


"There's some serious issues that face us in Washington DC and we need representatives whose views are consistent with the views of the state," said Dunn.


Jonathan Schumann voted at the Parenti Villa housing tower in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood. It was his first time participating in an election.


"I thought I had to do so much paper work," said Schumann. "I was afraid they were going to say, where's your ID, where's your license? I was actually scared. But, once you get into that booth you start seeing names you start recognizing topics. You actually feel good."


Voters are deciding on a new governor, a replacement for Patrick Kennedy in the 1st Congressional District, and scores of state and local races.

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