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11/6/2012 9:53:00 AM
Election Day in Guilford County
Number of races on the ballot decided
From left: Tammi Wilson, Sylvia Samet and Gail Foy chat while campaigning for candidates in front of Oak Ridge Town Hall on Election Day.
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From left: Tammi Wilson, Sylvia Samet and Gail Foy chat while campaigning for candidates in front of Oak Ridge Town Hall on Election Day.
2012 Guilford County election results
165 of 165 precincts reporting

Obama/Biden (D) 145,483
Romney/Ryan (R) 103,964
Johnson/Gray (L) 2,082

Dalton (D) 130,130
McCrory (R) 114,054
Howe (L) 5,404

Lieutenant Governor
Coleman (D) 142,014
Forest (R) 102,719

House of Representatives District 6
Coble (R) 97,445
Foriest (D) 62,879

County Commissioners District 5
23 of 23 precincts reporting
Phillips (R) 16,755
Gibson (D) 16,000

By Thomas Lester

Guilford County citizens hit the polls on Election Day to help decide a number of key races, including president and governor.

Countywide, 254,194 of 362,094 registered voters cast ballots.

At Oak Ridge Town Hall, Chief Judge Mary Jane King said a lot of folks turned out for early voting. In all, 2,025 voters who would normally visit the town hall on Election Day cast ballots ahead of time.

Oak Ridge resident Michael Kelly, who volunteered to campaign for the Republican Party, agreed with that assessment.

"I was here Saturday for the last day of early voting and every parking spot was full," Kelly noted. "It's been steady here today but nothing like the last day of early voting."

At Stokesdale Town Hall, Chief Judge Ann Gauldin said voters steadily came to cast ballots, with more at certain times.

"We've been having a good day," Gauldin said. "When we first started this afternoon, there was a rush. We had another at lunchtime and there will probably be one when people get off work."

More than 1,500 voters who vote at the Summerfield Community Center took advantage of early voting, but Chief Judge Betty Stantliff said 618 voters had cast ballots by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Election Day Coordinator Ed White, who oversees 12 precincts, was at Summerfield and said a lot of people cast early ballots, but several braved chilly temperatures to vote.

"We thought with early voting, it might be pretty light today," White said. "It's been busy."

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