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Old 11-06-2012, 07:52 AM
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My polling place opened at 6:00 am. I got there at about 5:55 and there was already a line out the door (maybe 30 feet). By the time I left maybe 20 minutes later, the line was MUCH longer. I would hate to be in the voting after work crowd. That's why I drag my butt out of bed and go early every election day. Ya, I could vote early or by mail, but there's something about actually going to the poll on election day that I love. Plus they give you a sticker!

Old 11-06-2012, 07:55 AM
Location: Midwest
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Hubby and I Voted at 7:30am and it was packed- wall to wall voters!!! I had some nice conversations with others waiting in line. I usually hate waiting, but Overall, not a bad experience whatsoever.
Old 11-06-2012, 08:11 AM
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Charlotte nc here. I was amazed with the number of machines. I should have counted them, but I didn't. I would say at least 15 machines and maybe upwards to 20. most were full. I voted the same time in 08, and there was a small line(9 am), but far less machines, so who knows if turn out is the small lower or higher
Old 11-06-2012, 08:14 AM
Location: E ND & NW MN
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I live in a city of about 9000 along the North Dakota/Minnesota border...voted at 830 am after work. Waited about 5 minutes that is all in line. We have the paper ballots....one you have to mark yourselves. The machine I put the ballot in said I was voter 134 of that precinct.
Old 11-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Virginia. Hubby arrived at 5:50. He texted that it took almost an hour and that people were telling him it was much more crowded than in previous elections. (We just moved here) I am getting ready to go now, hopefully after all the commuters are finished.
Old 11-06-2012, 08:29 AM
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I got to my polling place at 5:40AM. Outside there where three people: a Republican and a Democrat handing out their respective party's sample ballot; and an Arlington County police officer watching them like a hawk. I got in line with 40 people already ahead of me. 5 minutes later another 60 came in behind me. The poll opened at 6:00 and I voted 20 minutes later. Overall the line was very quiet with a lot of people doing work on their mobile phones. I did get the "I voted 2012" sticker and two "future voter" stickers for my kids. When I left there must have been at least 200 people in line.
Old 11-06-2012, 08:30 AM
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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No line, no wait as I voted for Romney. First time electronic ballot (I miss those clunky lever things). Machine would not take anyone's paper ballot, so they all were being submitted for hand counting.
Old 11-06-2012, 08:32 AM
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I voted around 9:15 this morning. HMS School on Baltimore Avenue in West Philly. The line was about a dozen or so people ahead of me, and the wait was about 15 minutes. Not bad.
Old 11-06-2012, 08:34 AM
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No line where I live. Never has been a line...proudly voted for Gary Johnson and the other 2 libertarians on the ballot. As did my wife.
Old 11-06-2012, 08:34 AM
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a white male trailed me when i voted this morning and asked who i was voting for. he was a tea party klansman.
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