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Election Day Brings Long Lines, Voter Enthusiasm and Charity to North End / Waterfront [Photos]

Voter turnout was at a recent high in the North End / Waterfront on Election Day 2012. Voters appeared enthusiastic despite the long lines and the Fall chill in the air. The wait was especially long at 145 Commercial Street (Christopher Columbus Elderly Housing) where voters stood in line for over an hour all day and up to 2 hours during peak periods. The polls at the Nazzaro Community Center and Knights of Columbus had lines too but voters there said the wait was generally no more than 15-30 minutes. At the Nazzaro Center, a bake sale and raffle raised money for the Red Sox Foundation. CNN also set up a big screen at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. See North End / Waterfront election results here.

Chilly sign holders outside the poll at 145 Commercial Street – Christopher Columbus Housing (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Nazzaro Bake Sale Fundraiser Workers – From left to right, Roseann Romano, Laurie D’Elia, Jordyn Amoroso, Josephine Lepore, Ralph Indrisano, Flora Matarazzo and team leader Maria Shea (Photo by Carl Ameno)

 

Carl Ameno and Maria Shea at the Nazzaro Center Election Day Bake Sale for the Red Sox Foundation (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Voters wait on a chilly morning at Columbus Housing on Commercial Street (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Voting lines wind around the block all the way to Richmond Street at Columbus Housing polling site (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Signs outside Nazzaro Center in North End (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Election Campaign Signs outside Nazzaro Center poll

 

Line winding outside voting room at 145 Commercial Street, North End. Election workers handed out cards to the hundreds still waiting to vote in line as the poll closed (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Enjoying the pizza and sweets at the Nazzaro Center Bake Sale (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Lots of love and a little silliness after a long Election Day at the Nazzaro Center Bake Sale (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Crowd Gathers around CNN Big Screen at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Election Night (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Rock the Vote Sign near Haymarket

 

Election Department on the Scene (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

CNN Big Screen Setup at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Election Night (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

CNN Big Screen Setup at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Election Night (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

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