A quarter of Windham voters have already cast ballots
Town Moderator Peter Griffin said the majority of residents have cooperated with the new voter ID regulations thus far, and only a small handful had opted to submit voter affidavits.
';I haven't had any complaints yet,'; Griffin said. ';In fact, people seem to welcome this.';
Town Clerk Nicole Merrill said she planned ahead for this election and enlisted the help of a few extra ballot clerks to make sure things ran smoothly.
';We've seen a lot of new voters out here today,'; said Merrill, motioning to the line of around 30 residents waiting to register.
Outside the polls, Jeff Torrice held a Mitt Romney campaign sign attached to a faded American flag. Torrice said he's had the flag for many years. ';It has 48 stars on it: that's how old it is,'; he noted.
Nearby, David Bates held similar signs and stood next to a television he'd set up, which played a video he'd made urging voters to consider alternatives to the current President.
';I wanted people to see (President Obama's) record. We're in a serious financial crisis,'; he said.
Asked if he'd gotten permission to play a video outside the polls, Bates said he'd made sure he was in the permitted campaigning zone, noting, ';As far as I know, we still have First Amendment rights.';
';Nobody said I couldn't do it,'; he added.