Warwick, RI — Voter turnout in Warwick for the 2016 Presidential Preference Primary by 5 p.m. was on track to rival the 2008 primary, when 33.5 percent of city voters helped decide Commander in Chief contenders Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain.
With 9,870 votes cast by 5 p.m., “I do believe we’ll hit that. Maybe over it,” said Warwick Board of Canvasser coordinator Dottie McCarthy.
McCarthy and Director of Elections Patty Aylesworth said that although turnout was on track for the record books, voting was running smoothly.
“No issues at all,” said Aylesworth.
“Things are moving along,” said McCarthy.
The last time this many people turned out to vote during a primary in Warwick, Aylesworth said, was during 2008’s contests between then-senators Barack Obama of Illinois, and Hillary Clinton of New York with the Democrats, and Arizona Senator John McCain, Arkasas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the Republicans.
Aylesworth said voters were only experiencing occasional 5-10 minute waits in line.
Voter counts as of 4:30 p.m. at the Warwick’s nine polling places:
|1||ASPRAY BOATHOUSE 1,480||2 EAST VIEW ST|
|2||PILGRIM SENIOR CENTER 859||27 PILGRIM PARKWAY|
|3||NATL. GUARD ARMORY 874||541 AIRPORT RD|
|4||WILLIAM SHIELDS POST 1,220||622 WEST SHORE ROAD|
|5||HERITAGE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1,000||358 WARWICK NECK AVE|
|6||BUTTONWOODS COM. CTR. 989||3027 WEST SHORE ROAD|
|7||BUTTONWOODS COM. CTR. 1,011||3027 WEST SHORE ROAD|
|8||SHALOM APTS 1,086||1 SHALOM DR.|
|9||FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1,351||550 COWESETT ROAD|
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