Deer Park Precinct Captain Elmar Louder stepped outside at 7 p.m. sharp and yelled, “Hear ye, hear ye, the polls are closed.”
As of minutes before that, 1,482 people had voted there, which is about 33 percent of that precinct’s registered voters. That’s “more, definitely more” than Louder and his team expected.
From 6 a.m. until closing time, Louder said the steady stream of voters barely stopped. There were people waiting in line at 5:45 a.m.
“It was a great turnout,” he said.
For Tanika Banks, who walked in about five minutes before polls closed, the visit was a disappointment. Banks said her name wasn’t showing up in the system, even though she voted at Deer Park last…