Pretty efficient here. Electronic and paper ballots available. In and out in just under an hour. Got to know a neighbor we had never met while in line. Turns out her son is a graphic designer in Cleveland, so I got his contact info. It was a 2fer this AM. Got a chance to help make history and picked up a new resource, too! <br><br>
'Out In just an hour'? -Wow!!<br>So far, I haven't seen any long lines around my neighborhood, but then again I voted around 6:45 AM. Traffic is sure to pick up towards 8:00 AM.<br>The entire process too me less than ten minutes...!<br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
They've got their act together here. The line outside was never more than 60 or 70 people long. Our polling location is within walking distance. Got there at 8 sharp, done a few minutes before 9.<br><br>
I got there at 6:50 and the line was stretched throughout the parking lot of the precinct. Many got there well before six. It took a little under two hours but anyone walking up when I left probably had less than an hour wait. The line chugged along pretty quickly and there were 13 voting booths. I brought a magazine to read but didn't touch it, preferring idle chatting and enjoying the morning. Very little politics was discussed and I didn't want to bring anything up, considering my area is crazy-heavy Republican. Most people around here just assume you're voting for McCain unless you state otherwise.<br><br>
Same here. Pretty thick with Re-pubic-ans. I didn't discuss the candidates or issues with anyone either. But at one point, I threw a handful of pennies into the air and screamed SHARE MY WEALTH!!! <br><br><br>Yeah, I'm ok (thanks for asking). The stitches come out in a week. <br><br>
My wife and I went out to eat breakfast and decided to swing by the polling place to take a look afterwards... wow no line outside .... didn't appear to be one inside the church foyer.... so we said great- Let's GO !!<br><br>Once parked we got to the entrance and was told to wait.... fill out the voter slip... and then wait to enter the Sanctuary where about 200 people were ! ..... faked us out !<br><br>Took about 1 hr 45 min... it did move fairly quickly and the church provided Starbucks coffee and water... but they banned any newspapers, magazines such as Time and Newsweek, cell phones and iPods... the last one got me ... WHY ?? they have ear buds... WTF ??<br><br>anyway ... gott er Done !!<br><br>David (OFI)
<br>California uses only paper ballots. I arrived before the polls opened at 7am, there were at least 100 people in line ... the poll workers had their act together, everyone got sorted into the proper alphabetized lines, lots of workers making sure everything went quickly. Everyone seemed anxious to vote, there was a really positive vibe. . Took only 20 minutes in line, and with my sample ballot in hand it took only 2 minutes to vote. <br><br><br><br><br><br>
It was over too quickly. No line, name my street, check me off and vote no, yes, yes, on the ballot questions. Lots of people saying hello, but efficient too. It felt really good especially since I could vote to make the possession of an ounce of marijuana a civil penalty. Not completely legal but getting there. The cops around here just call the parents to pick kids up found with pot. <br><br>I also voted to end dog racing which I was the most ambivalent about. Dog racing is going to vanish of its own accord. Likely by 2010. Unlikely a law banning it after 2010 will make much difference. Hope they find a home for all those greyhounds.<br><br>Got to vote for a friend and fellow soccer coach. The vibes were definitely upbeat. No one was tearing up the lone McCain/Palin sign holder in front of the polls. She was smiling. Maybe she got hit over the head earlier.<br><br>
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