RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Voters began turning out early Tuesday and kept streaming to the polls in Ridgewood's Village Council election.
"It's busier than I thought it was going to be," poll worker Susan Katz told Daily Voice at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
Lines began forming when the polls opened at 6 a.m.
Village Clerk Heather Mailander said it should be even busier after school -- and especially from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Six candidates are vying for three four-year seats in a non-partisan election marked by hot-button issues, including the size of a public parking garage planned for Hudson Street, the village's affordable housing obligation, and open communication between residents and local government.
- Jeffery Voigt
- Janice M. Willett
- Evan Weitz
- Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh
- Richard S. Brooks
- Ramon M. Hache
"Considering the type of election it is," said Poll Worker Barbara Klein, "I'd say we're getting a lot of people."