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Old 11-06-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Just got back a while ago (5:45 or so) from voting here in Arlington, at McKinley Elementary. No line whatsoever. There were just a handful of other voters there. (I'm sure it's busier now.)
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Stood in line for ten minutes this afternoon in Manassas.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Western PWC. My wife got in line at 12:45, took 2 hours. I got in line at 3:30, took 2.5 hours. Crazy. When I lived in MD, the biggest line I ever saw was 5 people in front of me. Crazy! 7 machines, but 1 was broken. We snaked around the entire inside of the school. Must have been between 500 and 1,000 in line. No joke.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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This isn't early voting. It's for people who can't vote on election day because of a specific reason. Of course anyone can lie and say they have to work late or something and will be out of the house for 11 hours between 6am-7pm(one of the reasons), but it's technically voter fraud to do that if it's not really true. Personally I'd rather just suck it up and wait in line but to each their own. I really hope VA does adopt early voting eventually though.
If you leave your county to work, you qualify for the absentee ballot. You don't have to be gone for 11 hours or work late. It's not voter fraud.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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My mother just heard on the news that some precincts in Prince William County had reported 4 hour waits in the late afternoon. Wonder why such a high turnout for PWC?
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Our Cub Run (Centreville) line was about twice in length of this similar school's line:

Sample Fairfax Line
but it took only about a half hour to get in line, vote, and leave.

Around late morning.

[video posted to show line length, not to discuss whatever else the video is about]
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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An election worker this evening told me they had all been there since 5 AM! And this is working for no money. And (this election at least) with all kinds of people observing and looking for malfeasance. Major props to the election workers.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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An election worker this evening told me they had all been there since 5 AM! And this is working for no money. And (this election at least) with all kinds of people observing and looking for malfeasance. Major props to the election workers.
Yes indeed! They get a small stipend, around $100 or so, for working all day, 5:00 am to whenever they finish, plus they have to go to training sessions. The Chief and Assistant Chief have additional training. It's an exhausting day full of technical details and dealing with a huge number of people. It's a major public service that doesn't get enough recognition.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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At the polling place where I work, we had a line through the building and out the door when we opened. People kept coming and adding to it, but we managed to purge the whole line through by about 9:30 a.m. Not bad, really.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Waited about two hours at 8AM. Only five machines, now Prince William is slowly reporting. Need to step their game up next time.
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