Notre Dame & area HS coaches talk about voting experiences

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly was 15 minutes late for his traditional Tuesday press conference.

Why? Kelly was "exercising his right to vote."

Irish women's basketball Muffet McGraw was on a bit of delay as she was trying to do the same.

"I vote at the same place for the last 20 years but I went in today and they said 'this isn't where you vote,'" McGraw said with a smile Tuesday afternoon. "I went to another place and they said, 'nope, not here either.' Finally someone made a call for me and I finally found where I was supposed to go. In and out in a hurry but took me a little while to find the polling place."

There are five area high school football teams left standing, including three between Mishawaka and Elkhart.

Concord coach Tim Dawson said he went to a local elementary school at 7am this morning to "do his civic duty." Dawson said when he arrived at school he talked to his team about the importance of voting once they are old enough to do so.

I asked Mishawaka coach Bart Curtis if he voted Tuesday.

His answer: "Of course, I'm an American."

"It was very American today," Curtis explained. "Went to the polls, ran into a few people that I knew--talked a little football for a minute or two and then we cast our ballot."

One polling location is at Marian High School. It's literally 10 yards away from the office of football coach and Athletic Director Reggie Glon. But Glon didn't get the pleasure of voting right outside his office door. His polling location was down the way at the fire company so he had to go there instead.

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