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Old 11-06-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: DC area
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My voting place was packed.

My partner arrived at 6:45 for the 7am opening. The line was already over 150 people long. 16 electronic voting machines and 2 1/2 hours later she was finally done.

I went at 10:30 hoping to miss the rush times. The line was still 100 long. An hour and a half later, I was out the door. The lines were quiet; most were on their cell phones or Kindles.

This is after early voting has gone on for a week in which the wait times were often 3-4 hours.

The officials came out to tell people to please make sure they were at the right place because they'd had a lot of trouble with people slowing things down by going to the wrong polling place. All it all it was the longest wait time I've had in 20 years.

 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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I live in Oregon. I filled in and mailed my ballot from the comfort of my own home weeks ago...
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: New England
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No wait here in NH. We have the alphabet divided into about eight lines so things move fast.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Mine wasn't bad at all, in and out in under 10 minutes. Had to fill out one form with my name and address, then another table where I had to wait a few minutes because the lady had two other people with A-D names in front of me, but that wasn't long. She checked my ID, filled out the page, went to the machine, voted, hit the big red button when the lights flashed, done.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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No lines.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I arrived at 8:45 am....2 folks ahead of me waiting for a voting booth. That took about 2 mins. to wait. Checking off my choices took about 25 seconds, since I had seen a copy of the ballot. Done!
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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I live in the no man's land between Baltimore and DC. Strolled in at 1:50, out by 2. Thankfully there were only two weirdos hassling people as we went in, I was worried there would be a whole mob of them.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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No lines at all. Took about 8 minutes but that's because we had 10 ammendments on the ballot in Florida.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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My friend witnessed this in Milwaukee Wisconsin
I just Voted in District 7, Ward 98. An older black guy in front of me was confused which of the two lines (two wards) he was supposed be in. So an white lady "challenged" his vote and lodged a "formal complaint" right in front of me (I had to walk around her as she complained in order to get my completed ballot into the scanner). She said "you aren't allowed to talk in here". 10 of 12 of the "observers" were white, 11 of 12 voters were black. Line was three people long. Whole thing took 5 minutes.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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The electronic ballots are in the states where they need to cheat to win. Now Romney owns some of em and Soros owns some of em so it's gonna be a shootout. Best hire the guy from facebook to get er done.
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