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Video: Culver City Heads to the Polls

Patch caught up with locals voting in Culver City, proudly displaying their “I voted” stickers as they exited Culver City City Hall.

People were streaming into the polling station at Culver City’s City Hall at a steady clip at 11 a.m. this morning. Polling volunteer Stephon Litwinazuk who was heading out for a much needed lunch break told Patch he had been busy all morning.

“When the polls opened here at 7 a.m. there was a steady line of at least 75 people already waiting to vote,” he said. “It’s an important election so I’m glad people are showing up.”

City Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells was also on hand to cast her ballot and told Patch, “Wow, it took quite a while to vote, it was very busy in there.”

Sahli-Wells, who will be holding an election night party this evening, said there were many important issues on the ballot this year, including of course, Culver City’s Measure Y half-cent sales tax, which she hopes will pass.

Janice Steger said she came to vote first and foremost “for the President!” and said the most important ballots for her were Propositions 30, 32 and 38. She also said she voted “Yes” on Measure Y.

Daniella Orhuela-Gruber, dressed in a unique Doctor Who Tardis dress said GMO labeling and Measure B were the most important items on her agenda (See attached video). She too said she voted “Yes” on Measure Y.

Dana Zelazny’s two dogs Tofu and Sesame (‘My daughter’s a vegan and I landed up having to take her dogs”), waited patiently while their owner went inside to vote.

“I always vote,” Zelazny said. “My son and I came together. “I voted “Yes” on Measure Y because it’s very important to Culver City,” she said. “And I also think it’s important that we label GMOs (Prop 37).”

None of the people Patch interviewed coming out of the polls voted “No” on Measure Y. But as Sahli-Wells told Patch, “You never know. We’ll have to wait until all the votes are counted.”

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Barbara Effros November 06, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Was so proud -my twins each texted from college - "Mom - I just voted!" They know how much it means to me. When I was a teenager I worked to get 18 year olds the right to vote. Memory lane: 1976 and I was among the 1st 18 year olds to vote. and to think women went to jail a generation earlier for the right to vote. So.....let's all Rock the Vote today!

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