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* * * 2008 * * * : those who voted, how long did you have to wait?
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 Message 1 of 38 in Discussion 
From: Conrad  (Original Message)Sent: 11/4/2008 4:19 PM
I had about 7 peeps in front of me and there was some confusion about someone's address, it took about 20 mins for me to get to the booth.


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 Message 24 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname-MayfaireSent: 11/4/2008 8:45 PM
Chris and I were in and out in 10 minutes, thank god!
 
~M

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 Message 25 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 11/4/2008 8:48 PM
Do you people not get absentee voter ballots available in your area?
 
Or is it just you don't want to waste a postage stamp, lol?
 
 
I dunno, maybe I'm just that weird. I hate traffic/parking/wading through people, so I much prefer to buy things online. Same reason I vote by mail.
 
*shrugs* I guess it's just one more thing I don't comprehend, lol.
 

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 Message 26 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nicknamefriendsfreak4lifeSent: 11/4/2008 8:48 PM
some of my professors who voted this morning had an hour wait here in virginia.

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 Message 27 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nicknamebreeze_tiogaSent: 11/4/2008 8:51 PM
LOL smig!
 
We have no traffic.  And the polling place is on a dirt road, off of another dirt road. 

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 Message 28 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameZelfrieda1Sent: 11/4/2008 8:52 PM
I wait and vote on Election Day- one reason because in the local races things can change in a heartbeat at the last minute.
 
But on days like today - I wanna BE there and See all those people in line and Smile at them while I wait to cast that vote and just feel the excitement!
 
Today Jimmy Lostraco(husband of the woman running for District Attorney) and Jerry Don Williamson(running for County Commissioner) were both standing amongst the candidate signs across the street! Its cool seeing them and then voting for them!

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 Message 29 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 11/4/2008 8:55 PM
breeze, I said "people", not "hick farmers".  (do you drive the tractor to the polls?) 
 
 
j/k - you're lucky. I passed our local polling place when I left for work this morning and there was a humongous line. Then a block away was another polling place and the line there was even longer. I've never seen lines like that (although admittedly this is my first election in this neighborhood and the polling place by my house is in a newly built strip mall that wasn't even there last election, lol). Last time I had to go to a precinct, in the old hood, there was a line, but it wasn't quite as long as what I saw this morning.
 
 
 
And you can still get an absentee ballot and then drop it off at any precinct, so you still don't need to stand in line to vote. At least, in CA that's how it is.
 

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 Message 30 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSKYgir1Sent: 11/4/2008 9:04 PM
I can't believe it takes so long for you guys to vote - it's crazy! We normally have in Canada MINIMUM 70% turnout ('cept this last time, cause it was a stupid election that wasn't necessary, and we were all pissed that it was called....) and I have NEVER waited!

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 Message 33 of 38 in Discussion 
From: ConradSent: 11/4/2008 9:25 PM
Smig,
 
I live in a small village of around 500 people. I could have walked to the polling place (two blocks) but I drove cuz I was on my way to work.

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 Message 34 of 38 in Discussion 
From: realityczechSent: 11/5/2008 12:21 AM
The evening was much better, there was probably still around 100 people in line (my morning guess was wrong by half, as the line stretches inside the building as well, so it was easily double what I thought it was). I was in and out of the polling place in 20 minutes. It was the insert card, touch screen to vote, register vote, return card deal.

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 Message 35 of 38 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameLitaBonitaSent: 11/5/2008 2:36 AM
Voted at 4:45 pm. Front row parking, walked right in, noone in my last name's letter line, sign here, go, vote, done. Total time 10 minutes.

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 Message 36 of 38 in Discussion 
From: ShadowfaxSent: 11/5/2008 3:20 AM
The polling places here in Central Florida were relatively tame today, up to an hour wait perhaps, but mostly under half an hour.

I was astounded to turn on the news at 5:00, though, and find live aerial footage from the University of Central Florida. With two hours left until the polls closed, the line was four to five hours long! The county supervisor of elections said they didn't expect such a turnout and blamed the students for not voting early. After that line had been going all day, they finally brought in four more poll workers and three more voting booths.

C'mon. Your precinct has 45-50,000 students in it. You KNOW you're going to have lines, fer cryin' out loud. The Dept. of Justice reallocated some of their poll-watchers to the university to monitor the situation.

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 Message 37 of 38 in Discussion 
From: ShadowfaxSent: 11/5/2008 3:21 AM
^ I meant to mention that the extra workers and booths had just arrived at 5:00.

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From: MSN Nickname_AmesSent: 11/5/2008 3:54 AM
I went yesterday and waited .02 seconds. My bf waited almost 2 hours downtown
 

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