Election Day 2016: Historic day at the Lynn Museum

November 8, 2016

PHOTO BY MARK LORENZ
Voters wait in line at the Lynn Museum Tuesday morning.

By LEAH DEARBORN

LYNN–A line stretched out the door at the Lynn Museum, which served as a polling location for city precincts 3 and 4 of Ward 4. The museum offered free admission for Election Day, but public engagement coordinator Susan Walker said it was strictly the act of voting itself that drew the crowd and not the exhibits. Museum volunteer Tom Gerecke said turnout has been steady throughout the day so far.

“I’m here because I think it’s a historical election,” said third-generation Lynn resident and Hillary Clinton supporter, Judith Josephs, from outside the Lynn Museum. “First first lady to run for office, first first man. You have someone that women and children, as well as men can look up to.”

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