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Old 10-28-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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Voted tonight. Fulton county, downtown. Less than an hour. They file you into an assembly room so you can sit. All in all not bad. Especially compared to what they have shown on the news and what people have experienced in this thread.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Smyrna (metro Atlanta)
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I went to the Galleria mall today around 9:30am. It took about 30 minutes in line.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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Just saw a piece on AC360. Apparently in Nevada they've got machines pretty much everywhere (except casinos and brothels.) They have them set up in malls and grocery stores. So you can go out for milk, bread and cast your vote. I really think most states are going to go this way eventually.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Once the kinks and potential security issues are worked out, voting will be online. No more having to go anywhere...you'll just logon and cast your vote. The biggest handicap today is the lack of confidence in technology by people who don't understand it. Even with the current touch screen voting terminals, there have been people who rant against them, demanding a piece of paper to use to vote.

It will take time, but eventually voting will be online. Up and coming generations understand the power of technology and the barriers will come down.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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Once the kinks and potential security issues are worked out, voting will be online. No more having to go anywhere...you'll just logon and cast your vote. The biggest handicap today is the lack of confidence in technology by people who don't understand it. Even with the current touch screen voting terminals, there have been people who rant against them, demanding a piece of paper to use to vote.

It will take time, but eventually voting will be online. Up and coming generations understand the power of technology and the barriers will come down.

I fleetingly wondered how secure the handling of the absentee ballots that had to be replaced by Gwinnett County would be. They plan to have official poll workers monitoring the hand gridding of the ballots that have to be corrected.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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We voted at Boots Ward Rec Center in West Cobb in Lost Mountain Park this morning. We were in line for about 1 hour 40 minutes. When we were done, the line was a bit longer and was about at the 2 hour point. You are in line outside for just a bit (we were outside maybe 10 minutes). Once you are at the sign for the 1 hour 30 minute, you are in the door.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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My mother-in-law voted today in north Cobb at the senior center in Acworth. She said her wait was 3 hours.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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I voted at the downtown location in Atlanta this morning. I got there at around 7:45, and by the time the polls opened at 8:30 the line was probably a 2+ hour wait. All 22 voting booths were open, the wait line was indoors, polling officials were pleasant. I had finished voting by 9:10, so start-to-finish it was around 80 minutes, but only a 30-40 minute wait once the polls opened. Overall not a bad experience.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Smyrna (metro Atlanta)
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They have them set up in malls and grocery stores. So you can go out for milk, bread and cast your vote. I really think most states are going to go this way eventually.
It makes sense. It's ridiculous to expect everyone has time on a single day to go vote. We aren't in the age of horse-pulled buggies anymore where half a day isn't a big deal. Hopefully, this doesn't lead to an increased chance of voter fraud.

By the way, for anyone planning to advanced vote in Cobb, the guy working at the voting area in the Galleria said it has the shortest wait in all of Cobb County (and also handles the highest volume).
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Once the kinks and potential security issues are worked out, voting will be online. No more having to go anywhere...you'll just logon and cast your vote. The biggest handicap today is the lack of confidence in technology by people who don't understand it. Even with the current touch screen voting terminals, there have been people who rant against them, demanding a piece of paper to use to vote.

It will take time, but eventually voting will be online. Up and coming generations understand the power of technology and the barriers will come down.
Interesting, I don't have a problem with the touch screen or technology, I just wish for the ballots to be audited. If voting becomes online, get ready for 99% of the population casting ballots. There will be no way to enforce registration fraud, and it would easily become voter fraud, because Mickey Mouse would actually show up to vote.
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