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Old 11-06-2012, 02:31 PM
Location: Limbo
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Waited in line for about 45 minutes. The voting location was in a heavy Somali neighborhood. I'd say I was one of 5 white people in line at any given moment. No ID required here, so I signed my name, cast my ballot, and walked home. It was very simple. I do feel bad for the volunteers at the polling place struggling to help many of the people who don't speak English very well.

A voter ID amendment is on the ballot and will probably pass, unfortunately.

Old 11-06-2012, 03:21 PM
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Voted at 10:15 AM, my polling place was nearly deserted. For a minute, I thought I was in the wrong place. The poll workers outnumbered the voters.
There were only 4 voters. The polling place was set up with 14 voting stations.
I'm a Blue voter in a Red suburb in Texas.
Old 11-06-2012, 03:38 PM
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Walked in around 6:30 this morning.

No line.
Old 11-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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My polling place is just down the street from my house, and in the twenty years I have been voting there, this is the first time there was ever a line of people waiting to vote.
It was out the door.
Usually I walk in, get my ballot, vote, and scram out the door.
Today I waited about fifteen minutes to get in the door.
If this is representative of the rest of the country, this election could be a record setter.

Old 11-06-2012, 03:43 PM
Location: Out West
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Well, I got sent to the wrong place the first time and the lines for registering were LONG while the lines for voting were steady but quick to get through, from what I saw. (So glad I was already registered.)

Once I finally got the right information about where I was supposed to vote, I got on my merry way. As I pulled out of the first place, it was a steady stream of voters. So nice to see even if I was frustrated at being told to go to the wrong place.

Got to the correct place and even though it is MUCH smaller, it was still a very steady stream of people coming in to vote.

Waiting time wasn't long at all, everything was run very efficiently. I have to hand it to this area of my state. While I was told the wrong place to go initially, (not by anyone in either of the voting places), in both places things were handled extremely well. I was so pleased to see that and so happy to see all kinds of people voting. People of all ages, races and genders were out there voting. It was fabulous.

The only thing I will say is, if you are running for office, even if it is local, and you are greeting people and shaking hands, have a good handshake. No one likes a fishy or half assed hand shake...especially from a potential leader.
Old 11-06-2012, 04:21 PM
Location: Asheville
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I voted at 11:30, 4 hours after they opened.

there was a line of about 10 people, and I was #399. quite a few showed up between 7:30 and 9:00. NE corner of the Charlotte metro, I left work early to beat the lunch crowd.

my wife walked down about 1:00 and it was slow then too.
Old 11-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by DC at the Ridge View Post
No votes are counted by close of polling time. None.

Votes are counted AFTER the polls close.

In my state, the paper ballots are "fill-in-the-circle", and when you put your ballot in the box, it has to be inserted a specific way. The ballots are then counted by machines with special scanning software, so that an entire ballot box can be counted in minutes.
So how are the results coming in now from Indiana and Kentucky even when the polls haven't closed?
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