Canton voters were out in huge numbers on Election Day, the polls brimming with supporters of both presidential candidates—Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.

Canton voters were out in huge numbers on Election Day, the polls brimming with supporters of both presidential candidates—Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.

Obviously, this is a very historic election today,” said Allen Karon, A Canton resident and supporter Obama. He was supporting his candidate by holding a sign outside Canton High School, a voting location in town.

 “We have the chance to bring America’s global standing to where it used to be,” he added.

Assistant Town Clerk Gale McHugo said leading up to the election, her phone lines were extremely busy.

“Yesterday, (Nov. 3), the phone just kept ringing with questions from voters,” she said. “As soon as we hung up, the phone would ring again.”

She added things did not slow down this morning, noting at the high school, “there was a line out the door.” An officer on duty outside the high school said at one point, the line stretched all the way to the flagpole at the other end of the parking lot.

“The first person lined up before 6:30 a.m.,” said Anne Goetze, a poll worker at the high school. “It’s been absolutely constant today.”

McHugo said all precincts in town were especially busy.

“To me, every presidential race is important,” McHugo said. “And every state race is important.”

 Canton Journal