Voters line up in Brooklyn Park to cast ballots on Primary Election Day
In Brooklyn Park, a steady stream of voters cast ballots. Voters are choosing between four candidates vying for Brooklyn Park Mayor.
Hennepin County officials say they are seeing a large turnout compared to previous years. The primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.
Steady stream of voters in Brooklyn Park
Organizers say the line outside of Edinbrook Church in Brooklyn Park started at seven in the morning when polls opened and it didn’t slow down much all day.
“It’s something that I haven’t taken part in before,” says Nadine Dahmon, who was voting in the primary for the first time. “I just kind of let it go by, but the political climate in our country is not something I can tolerate and this is my first step.”
Residents in Brooklyn Park are whittling down the number of candidates for Brooklyn Park Mayor. There are four candidates on the ballot.
“They weren’t coming out and now people see that it’s important for us to get out—even in the primaries,” says Cherzon Riley, a Brooklyn Park voter. “To make sure our voice is heard and we’re getting the representatives we need. So I think that’s why there’s a large turnout at this election today.”
The polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.