Two hundred and forty voters are registered at Placerville Precinct No. 80 at the Centerville Fire Station a precinct that election judges say has traditionally strong participation. We should beat what the average is, predicted Oscar Baumhoff, issuing clerk and greeter.
And theres no predicting results. Opinions varied widely Tuesday, as did the emphasis on local and national races.
Were neighbors and wed put out our eyes for each other in most cases, said Joe Sirani. But we differ on politics.
Election judges shared a potluck lunch and told stories about the former polling place in the store in Placerville with the outhouse out back and remembered calling in results outside at the pay phone, juggling the results book and a flashlight. Voting moved to the station in the early 2000s.
Turnout is always good in this Boise County burg, but the neighbors often disagree