Polling Places-Gilmore & League
General election day has begun, with polls in Baltimore City opening at 7 a.m. Residents lined
up at local polling places to cast their vote for the next president of the United States.
At Gilmor Elementary School in West Baltimore, 60 voters were lined up in the school gym by 9
a.m. Many voters were elderly with children in tow. Community activists were out in force
campaigning for various races, such as City Council and the mayoral election.
The mood among the voters was lackluster. “I was definitely more enthusiastic about the last
election, said one voter, Calvin Hughes. “I mean look at the candidates.”
A West Baltimore resident, Michael Jennings, addressed the question of Hillary Clinton’s
gender: “I think the idea of a woman president is great. I just don’t think this is the right one.”
On the other side of the city, voters from Precincts 26 and 27 were lined up at the League for
People with Disabilities on E. Cold Spring Lane. There was some confusion, with voters who
live in neither precinct being given provisional ballots. But voters using provisional ballots are
not permitted to vote for mayor or city council or on city or county issues.
“Everyone should vote on a computer. Some ballots are going into a box and some are going into
and a bag,” said voter Corea Buttler. “They should all be together.”
Reporting by Ivy Harrington and Al Sha’Quan Lomax at Gilmore Elementary School; Sophia
Lowe and Ragime Camphor at the League for People with Disabilities