Woburn Voters Praise City's Conduct Of 2020 Election

Christopher Huffaker

WOBURN, MA — Woburn voters praised the city's conduct of the 2020 presidential election, in response to a callout from Patch.

Whether they voted by mail or in person, voters said that it was easy and quick, with no challenges.

Massachusetts expanded voting methods in 2020 in response to the coronavirus, allowing two weeks of early voting and giving all voters the option of voting by mail, without an excuse. New procedures were also put in place for in-person voting, including additional cleaning, to reduce the risk of the virus.

Voters across the city reported that their trip to the polls, Tuesday, went very smoothly. The longest wait time reported to Patch was 10 minutes.

"Voting was fast and easy at the Reeves school at 10:45 on November 3rd," said Ray Gibson by email. "In and out in less than 10 minutes."

Other voters reported even shorter waits at polling places including the Altavesta, Shamrock and Wyman schools.

"Quick and easy," Christie Poole said on Facebook. "No line, walked right in, voted, got my sticker and walked out."

"Surprisingly well," said Laura Ramos-Brandao. "In and out at the Altavesta at 12:00 p.m."

Others were happy with the mail-in voting process.

"Quick drop in the mailbox, all done," said Craig Hill.

The city beat its 2016 turnout by over 2,000 votes, despite not having any contested local races. Woburn voters back Democrats up and down the ballot, pulling the lever for former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Katherine Clark.

Christopher Huffaker can be reached at 412-265-8353 or chris.huffaker@patch.com.

This article originally appeared on the Woburn Patch