Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Was there a line??

I assume that you went to vote, either today or earlier if possible. I expect that of you, know that straight up. How long did you wait in line?? And throw in the state you voted in, just for fun. I'm really curious if all areas have a big wait or if it's just the more congested ones.

I voted Friday absentee/in person, and we waited about 15 mins or so. It moved VERY fast for a big line. There's just one place in our very populated county to do the absentee/in person voting, and it wasn't bad at all for what I thought it might be.

If you haven't, GO VOTE people... again, please just know what you're voting for, either way. You may just have to live with your choice. God Bless America!!

21 comments:

  1. I was in line at 6:30, with the poll opening at 7am. I was 4th in line. By the time I left, about 7:15am, the line was about 100 people long. I'm in Michigan.

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  2. I just got back...we got there about 8:30ish...thought I would wait until right after the start of the work day hoping there would be less of a crowd...I didn't want to stand in line with 4 kids! My plan paid off - no line, but it was hopping, took about 10 minutes and my kids behaved great! We're in mid-MO...

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  3. I voted at the Vineyard Church in Urbana, IL (I think that's a new polling place) and only waited about 30 seconds for one of the booths to open up. I didn't wait in line for my ballot at all. This was just before 9 a.m.

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  4. I live in NY, but a rural area so there was no line at 10 AM. I was number 116 and there are only 300 voters in our district, so almost 1/2 the district had voted already.

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  5. I voted and there were maybe two people in front of me, so not a big line. This was around 10 AM, here in Massachusetts. I'm in a small town of about 4000 people, and I was voter #785. We only have the one polling location in our town.

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  6. I'm in Columbia, MO and they added several poling places. I was #250 at ours and I was in and out in less that 15 minutes around 7:15 a.m. I'm with you. I hope everyone votes. We need to realize what an awesome opportunity and responsibility we have.

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  7. We vote by mail in our county now.

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  8. I voted on Sat, waited about 5 min (in NM)...was told they already had about 200 voters that day by the time we came in.

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  9. Voted in the middle of nowhere Kansas and had to wait about 5 minutes for a booth. I guess I could have just filled it in out in the open, but everyone else was going into those booths, so I must too right!?

    Oh, and I have one correction to your post. You don't have to live with "your" choice, you have to live with the choice of the "majority" or in our country the electoral college. Who are they even?

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  10. Champaign, Illinois-
    Got in line at 7:00 am...got to the booth at 8:10 am...done by 8:15am...1 hour and 15 minutes!

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  11. arrived 8:20 am, done at 8:50 am
    Champaign, IL
    Not bad:-)

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  12. 1 1/2 hours. From 11-12:30. With a baby. Good times.

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  13. I voted around 4:30 this afternoon in Pennsylvania(suburb of Philly). I only waited in line about 2 minutes. I was number 829 today. I took Karlie into the booth with me. She is so interested in this election.

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  14. No line at all at 4:15 pm in suburban Minnesota. The longest wait was for hubby to switch his registration from WI to MN. We were voters number 747 and 748 at our polling place.

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  15. I went a little after 8 this morning in rural MO. We had no lines. There were 6 booths set up and one computer voting machine. I expressed my disappointment that our county had gone to such an unreliable, easily-altered machine. One of the election judges present said that it was used during the last election (I didn't see it) but that only one lady used it because she was curious about it. I prefer the good old paper version. I only wish they were hand counted instead of by machine.

    Capitan Belgium, the electoral college is extremely important to keep select groups or states from controlling the whole election. It's a good study. Try George Grant's book on the subject. It's short but very beneficial.

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  16. Middleton, WI: In line at 6:40 AM. Voted by 7:40 AM (#255). The hour-long wait was partly due to a League-of-Women-Voters volunteer telling us to get in the wrong district line...Alas, worth every minute of it. Coworkers reported that voting was much faster (no wait) after the before-work rush had cleared.

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  17. I voted at 9:00 a.m. I had a short line, but I did did not have a booth to vote in because they were all filled up, so I voted at a table instead. I was in good old Illinois and it is not looking like my guy is gonna win. I am bummed out!

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  18. Hi Randa. I heard you brought Braska by on Friday. Sorry I wasn't there and missed you guys. Thanks for bringing her in though. Her costume was adorable. I arrived at our polling place at 6:20. It took me 35 minutes to stand in line. I was #206 to vote (after poll was open 55 min) to turn in a ballot.

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  19. I was only in line for about 15 minutes here in Southern Indiana, but there were a total of 3 lines for 3 districts. There was a great big, long line, a medium size line, and a wee little line. Mine was the wee little line and it would have gone faster had I not stood in the wrong line to begin with. LOL

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  20. We voted in Tuscola, IL got there about 6:10 and was out about 6:20..NO lines it was GREAT!!! Evan behaved also..He got daddy's "I voted" sticker and was happy as could be..

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  21. In St. Charles County, MO, it took about 20 minutes. The line was longer outside around 9:15, but when we got inside, we went to the D-H line and got our ballots, cast our votes and were done. Why oh why, oh why did no one tell us that part of the reason they were supporting the Constitution Party was because your dad was running?

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