St. Lucie County has high voter turnout

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Gertrude Walker, Supervisor of Elections for St. Lucie County, told her staff on Tuesday that voter turnout had been steady. She said the district was on point to meet her earlier projection of 80% voter turnout.

Suzanne Jameson, a Fort Pierce voter, said she had issues with campaigners who held signs. She said the signs blocked her vision as she tried to drive away from where she voted at the Havert L. Fenn Center.

"Pulling out onto Virginia Avenue like that from the Fenn Center, if you don't have good visual, then you don't see the oncoming cars," she said. "That was the problem I had."

Oksana Massey, another Fort Pierce resident, said it was an emotional experience for her, since it was her first time to vote as an American citizen. "When the gentleman told me to vote, I was worried because I thought everybody was watching me," she laughed. "My hands were shaking."

She said she is proud to have all of her rights, but her biggest wish was to vote. "I have tears in my eyes, but he doesn't understand," she said, of her husband, Bart, who was born in America. "I became a citizen last year, so this was the first time-- and it was exciting."

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