It’s decision time: Niles goes to polls to choose president

Published 6:39 am Tuesday, November 2, 2004

By By JAN GRIFFEY / Niles Daily Star
NILES - "It's going to be good."
That's what Niles City Clerk Ruth Harte predicted at 9:15 a.m. today of Niles voter turnout.
Eastside Elementary School shared a similar experience.
At 7 a.m., voters were lined up outside the door from the school's gymnasium and not a parking place outside the building could be found.
The City of Niles has 8,404 registered voters. That number grew by about 300 in the last few months before today's election, Harte said.
This year, 870 Niles city residents cast absentee ballots. That's more than four years ago.
In the last presidential election, Harte said voter turnout in the city was 50.5 percent.
Marge Durm-Hiatt, Niles Township clerk, has also predicted a heavy voter turnout in Niles Township.
Polls are open until 8 p.m. today.