Central United Methodist Church has looked “like a constant Chinese fire drill all day long,” with turnout surpassing even 2008, according to poll workers. The downtown Fayetteville church hosts voting for several precincts in the Dickson Street and Square areas.
The downtown location was ideal for mayoral hopeful Dan Coody, who made downtown parking issues a cornerstone of his campaign. Coody was outside at 6:15, stumping for last-minute votes.
Congressman Steve Womack’s supporters also blanketed the grass along Highland Avenue alongside the church, placing signs about every five feet down both sides of the block. Womack, whose Democratic opponent dropped out of the race, still has a challenger in Rebekah Kennedy of the Green Party.