At least one Grace Brethren church was the site for voting in yesterday’s California primary election. The LaLoma Grace Brethren Church, Modesto, Calif. (Joel Richards, pastor), was cited in a story in the Modesto Bee as the newspaper covered the election. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Modesto polling place says voter turnout strong
In at least one Modesto polling place Tuesday morning, voter turnout was trending a bit higher than in recent elections, workers said.
By the start of the 9 a.m. hour, about 50 people had cast their votes at La Loma Grace Brethren Church and 18 had turned in their vote-by-mail ballots, said Andrene Paladini, poll inspector.
“It’s definitely heavier,” she said of turnout, but though Democratic nomination contender Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has been courting support of younger voters, the La Loma site had seen none under 30 yet, and only a few under 40.