Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Tuesday, September 4, was a busy day at John Glenn Middle School: Bedford’s polls opened at 7 am in the gymnasium, shortly before students arrived for the opening day of school.
Warm temperatures and fairly high humidity were the order of the day, and an industrial-strength fan was placed in the door to the gym in the hope of moving fresh air toward the election clerks waiting at each of Bedford’s four precincts.
The lines when the polls opened were non-existent, although there was a steady stream of voters by mid-afternoon.
Check back later this evening when The Citizen posts the final vote totals from today’s election.
Students Return, and School Begins
Students and teachers started to arrive for the first day of the 2018-2019 school year soon after the polls opened.
A pair of Bedford police officers patroled Railroad Avenue as school buses arrived along with a line of cars that reached from the JGMS parking lot to the light at South Road, each delivering a student with a crate of school supplies.