Updated 7:00 p.m.
Despite the building undergoing Measure E renovations, it was business as usual for voters at Horace Mann School.
"It's been steady all day," polling inspector Jolene Hui said. "People showed up before 7 a.m. to vote."
Though there were early-morning lines, the pace of voters slowed towards the end of the day.
Voters assigned to cast ballots at Horace Mann usually vote in the school's auditorium, which has its own entrance on Hamel Drive. But with Measure E renovations of the auditorium underway, polling was moved to a room in the middle of the school. Voters had to enter at the front of the school and go through two hallways to reach the voting area.
Horace Mann Principal Steve Kessler said volunteers from the school PTA had manned the entrance all day to point voters in the right direction.
"There has been no confusion as to where to go," he said.
It's a big day at the polls with voters casting their ballots for POTUS, Congressional Districts, Assembly Districts and a handful of propositions.
How was your trip to the ballot box? Are you wearing your allegiance on a hat, button or T-shirt? Excited to finally get the "I Voted" sticker?
"It was busier than I had ever seen it," said Beverly Hills resident Andy Licht, who voted at El Rodeo School. "It's nice to see so much passion for the election."
Licht modified his "I Voted" sticker by adding "for Obama" to reflect his presidential preference.
"I am personally passionate about President Obama being re-elected," he said. "I am very concerned about various groups that are attempting to limit people's right to vote in states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania."
Human Relations Commissioner Tom Pease voted at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the northern part of town.
"It wasn't hugely crowded when I went, but there were quite a few people," Pease said. "It was fun voting at the hotel, but I think it would have been better to have it at someplace more central. Usually my district votes at the library or City Hall. If I was infirm or didn't drive, it would have been a three-bus trip."
Yaron Sadka, a founding member of the Young Professionals Rotary of Beverly Hills, voted at Beverly Vista School.
"Regardless of who is elected, their efforts must be spent on repairing the country internally, that is our biggest issue," Sadka said. "Both our government and citizens are overly leveraged and that must change or the U.S. will end up like Greece and Spain."
Sadka added that he spent two hours Tuesday morning reading over the various nominees and propositions before casting his ballot.
"Overall, it was pretty quick," he said. "I got there around 12:30 p.m. and was out within 10 minutes."
Some early-bird voters did, however, experience wait time at the polls Tuesday morning.
"The Horace Mann lines were out the door at 7:30 a.m.," Beverly Hills resident Frank Pizzurro said.
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