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US Voter Roll Call!

CharlieSpencer
When did you vote? Before work, after, lunch time, early, absentee, etc.

How was the turn-out? Heavy, light? More or less than two years ago?

Any problems?

I arrived twenty minutes before the polls opened and was about 15th in line. By 7:00 there were probably 75 or so. That's about normal for this precinct, where participation is pretty good. I was out by 7:15 or so. The poll workers here had the voter rolls on laptops this year instead of the paper rolls they've used in the past.
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DelbertPGH
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My wife went in at 7:30 and I a half hour later, and neither uf us had to wait at all. Makes me worry. Looks like a very light turnout. When decent people do nothing, crackpots rule.

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cmiller5400
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In my precinct (2/10 mile from my house) it was packed at 7:00 this morning. I usually vote at night and pick up my Mom and Dad as well so they can vote too.

Edit: Dang keyboard left out a letter. Time to clean it...

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PSer
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Took off of work so I could be in my 14 month old's Montessori School's yearly wagon parade. Parked right in front of the Courthouse (small town). My wife and I both voted after the event was over. People flowing in and out the whole time we were downtown. Had to wait for a booth to open (about two minutes), there were six. Other than that ... very quick process.

I heard this morning, on the news, the early voter numbers were quite a bit higher than past elections. Good to hear ...

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maecuff
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before work.

No line at all. In and out in 10 minutes.

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robo_dev
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(North Atlanta Suburb)

About 150 people in line, took around a half hour at 9:30 EST

No problems, machine and check-in setup was exactly the same as it was last time.

Only problem I had was having to hold my nose while working the touch screen, as here in Georgia the choices all stink to high heavens.

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jck
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I can't be bothered to wake up early to go vote.

Plus if I go early and the line is too long, I have to leave before I can vote because I drive 45-50 mins to work...

So I just wait and go right after work.

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Oz_Media
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Don't you just wander off and say you are going to vote?

Damn, I've done that and I can't even vote here!

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jck
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I can't take a day off to do 3 medical appointments without getting grief from the boss.

How am I supposed to go vote 40 miles away from my office?

I'm in talks with another job right now, so I might be solving this issue.

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Ed Woychowsky
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<a href="http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-web-election-polls-20101102,0,6807746.story">Turnout running higher than expected</a>.
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I'll be voting after work.

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GSG
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I voted as soon as the polls opened this morning. The parking lot had no lights, and there were potholes everywhere. I almost snapped an ankle walking in, and noticed that a lot of people were having issues.

They were complaining to the people running the polls, but they had no idea where the lights were. Several said that they were going to complain to the election authority about it as that could be considered a barrier to voting, especially for the disabled and elderly.

It went a lot better because they've automated the check in process. We used to have to stand in 4 lines depending on the first letter of our last name, and then they'd find our name in the list and we'd sign. They always accused me of trying to vote twice as my name is one letter off from my Dad's name, and they had trouble reading the list.

This year, they scanned our license, which checked to see if we'd already voted, then printed a sticker to go on the sign in sheet. I'd say the new processed saved a good 20 minutes waiting in line.

We had a heavy turnout. The only time I saw it heavier was during the election 2 years ago.

Edited to add: They have a lot of high school kids that work in my precinct who help the retired people who run the thing. I think it's great to see them taking part in the process and learning how important it is to vote. Voting isn't a right, it's a responsibility!