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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:44 AM

Report from Cherry Hill by Ed Colimore:

9:30 a.m. For some voters, today's election is an opportunity to teach a civics lesson. Children accompanied their parents and grandparents into the voting booths and sometimes pressed buttons to cast ballots.

"They might as well see what ballots are all about," said Maria Bocco, 47, after she emerged from voting with her 9-year-old daughter, Gilda, at the Bethel Baptist Church Family Center.  

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:41 AM

Emilie Lounsberry reports

11:32 a.m.

At the polling place tucked inside the St. Mary Family Resource Center in Bensalem, a steady stream of voters cast ballots all morning.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:25 AM
Art Carey reports:

10:55 a.m.

While wandering around looking for another polling place, I ran into three West Chester University students conducting their out Get Out the Vote campaign on the corner of High and Rosedale Streets.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:22 AM
Filed Under: Suburbs | Turnout

Carolyn Davis reports:

11:19 a.m.

Linda Tolbert, election judge for Lower Merion’s 13th ward, 1st precinct, at the Levering Mill House Senior Citizen Center on Levering Mill Road, said voters came and sat on the steps at 6 a.m. so they could be among the first to vote.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 11:20 AM
Filed Under: New Jersey | Suburbs | Turnout

Pennsylvania and New Jersey had seen no major problems for voters as of 11 a.m.

Pennsylvania "No, nothing that hasn't been mitigated quickly and successfully, and at this point, nothing that's uncommon," said  Rebecca Halton, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of State. 

No official turnout numbers are released before polls close, she said, though she acknowledged, "We are seeing long lines in various areas throughout the state."

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 10:23 AM

Jeff Gammage reports:

10:16 a.m.

In tony Jenkintown, a polling place line that stood 70 strong as voting began had vanished by 10 a.m., replaced by a steady stream of voters who arrived in twos and threes, most of them ready to vote for Obama.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 9:40 AM
Filed Under: Live from the polls | Suburbs
Diane Mastrull reports:

9:35 a.m.

With lines to his polling place shortly before 8 a.m. already snaking out the gymnasium doors of Central Bucks South High School in Warrington Township, Bucks County, waiting voters numbering more than 300, Jonathan Carter resigned himself to be late for work.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 9:33 AM

Kathy Boccella reports:

9:30 a.m.

At two of the largest polling places in Drexel Hill, voter turnout was running significantly higher than normal.

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