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Old 11-06-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Mid atlantic too far from the caribbean
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Baltimore County Northern suburbs- semi rural, not densely populated.
Voted in a small church hall with only 3 voting machines; each requiring this plastic voters' (looks like credit card) which is inserted into the touch screen voting machine, which held the process up immensely.
The 2 registration Polling judges had to register you , then provide a signed (by both voter and judge) registration slip and the plastic voters' card which was NOT availabe until the previous voter had finished, ay ay ay

DH went @ 7am upon opening- took 45".
I went @ 12PM-, took 45".

Longest it has ever taken me in my entire voting age life, >35 years, not a complaint, just reporting my expereince. I suspect tonight after most people's working hours, like after 5:30 it could be very one waits if the trend follows.

In MD we have multiple referendum questions which also likely contributed to the wait.
Could be worse though, I have been reading of horrendously long waits in more densely populated Balto. County burbs, and in some Florida Counties.

Please everybody go vote today!

 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Here in TX, I was in and out in 30 minutes. Smooth as silk.

Of course all of our Ballots were already Pre-Printed for straight Republican Ticket.

We keep it simple.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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It was surprisingly crowded at my voting station. I assume everyone was trying to get their vote in early before going to work. However, my district is a redrawn district meant to draw democratic voters into a republican district. That may be another reason why the high voter turnout has occurred where I live.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Northern Baltimore. Went right around 9 thinking I'd miss the on the way to work crowd, but it was still pretty packed. It took about 30 minutes. I took my kids.... They were excited about seeing thier parents vote.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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San Diego Mission Valley area. Voted at 9:30 am. 10 Minute walk to the polls from my place. Sunny weather in the 60's. No lines. Walked in, signed the register and voted. Total voting time another 10-15 minutes.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Winter Haven Fl. Mission Baptist Church in Inwood area. Vote 2:10 p.m. Looked at the ballot box total: 732 with 5 or 6 people currently voting. Both my deceased parents on voting roll. Warned poll watcher. My bad for not taking them off. On my to do list. No waiting. Sorry short sentences.

Fill in dot method, no chads.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: La Crescenta, CA
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La Crescenta, CA (suburb of LA), noon: No wait. Paper ballots. Got to vote on pornography and condoms. For real.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:19 PM
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Central NJ, quick and easy. It was around noon, there were a decent number of people there to vote, but the process was very efficient. I had one person in front of me, took me about 5 minutes from the time I got there to the time I left, it was an electronic push button booth. Overall a very good experience. Had people a block away trying to hand me pamphlets on one of the local ballot questions...told them they were too late and I was already decided on voting against what their agenda was, but wished them good luck anyway.
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Just curious, do all state ballots give you the option before you vote for the individual candidates and issues to vote the straight party line? On ours (Michigan), that is the first option at the top of the first page. I never do that, I like to read through each individual race and make my choice one by one, just wondering if this is on all ballots everywhere or just in some states? Does anyone here ever do that, just pick the straight party line and not vote for individual candidates?
 
Old 11-06-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Originally Posted by canudigit View Post
Just curious, do all state ballots give you the option before you vote for the individual candidates and issues to vote the straight party line? On ours (Michigan), that is the first option at the top of the first page. I never do that, I like to read through each individual race and make my choice one by one, just wondering if this is on all ballots everywhere or just in some states? Does anyone here ever do that, just pick the straight party line and not vote for individual candidates?
It's not an automatic option in MD.
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