BURTON -- Three-quarters of the Village's registered voters cast ballots in 2008, and interest this year is still high.
"We're tired, tired of the way things have been going the last four years," said a longtime resident who didn't want to give her name. "I usually vote Republican and will again this time."
The picturesque village of 1,453 had 1,018 registered voters in 2008, and 764 of them voted in the last presidential election. Today it seems each of them has planted a political sign somewhere in Burton.
While more than 60 percent of village voters went Republican in 2008, Democratic voters who still support the president's reelection are not shy about sharing their views.
"I like Obama," declared Rich Andre as he sipped coffee with some friends and family members at the Burton Family Restaurant on a rainy afternoon. "I think he's trying. He tells everyone what he's trying to do and no president can do everything he says. Nobody."
His brother said he would vote for the candidate who did not threaten his second amendment rights. He called that a "big issue" in Burton "because if you hunt you've got to have your guns. And everybody is messing with your guns."
On one of the many tree lawns splayed with a dozen more more political signs, lifelong Burton resident Andy Sass surveyed those supporting Republican candidates and confirmed his allegiance.
"Economically I always did better when Republicans were in office so that's the way I'm leaning this year, voting for Romney," Sass told WKYC. He called the last four years tough for many in town.
"A couple years back we had a big layoff and we haven't really recouped," he said.
Several Burton residents said they would not be voting for either presidential candidate. "Not much to choose from this year," said one, while another quipped, "I'm just not voting."
But they would be exceptions in a very politically active village where opinions might not be worn on the sleeve, but for a couple months are very visible in front of homes, businesses, and farms.