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Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:35 PM   #51
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2 hrs to vote for the Republicans of my choice and yes for Amendment 1 which prevents people/biz from being forced to pay for healthcare
Oh the first amendment says that? How interesting. Considering as taxpayers, we already pay for healthcare for people at a much higher price than if we had a comprehensive healthcare plan in place. We could reduce our healthcare costs if we weren't so busy fighting to not provide citizens with a basic necessity.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:35 PM   #52
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About 45 minutes here in Naples, Fl. Had to knock down a few old people but I got the job done.

KIDDING! Things went well and the "poll watchers" all seemed fair which, despite political affiliation, makes me feel good about our democratic process.

As Bob Schieffer's mom said - Voting makes you feel big and strong!
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:35 PM   #53
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Google maps path in blue from my house, the path I took in red.
There are political undertones there....
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:44 PM   #54
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There are political undertones there....
I think most everyone here knows how I voted...or at least has an idea.

I did vote for one Democrat, for state assembly but used the "Independence" party block to vote for him. Other than that, I think everyone here knows I take the red path.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:45 PM   #55
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Left for lunch early, to avoid the crowds. I stopped off at home to pick up my son, who just turned 18 a couple of months ago, and was excited to vote for the first time. I think we waited a total of about 10 minutes.

Funny thing: When I went to check in, they said that I was listed as inactive! I haven't missed a presidential or gubernatorial election in 2 decades! Luckily, all I had to do was show ID. My son? Didn't have to show ID at all. We've lived in the same apartment for the last 3 years, so I'm not sure why I got listed as inactive.

In any case, I voted, and was damn glad to do so!
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:05 PM   #56
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Voted by mail. 60 minutes to research the multiple amendment proposals, 5 minutes to bubble, sign, and mail. Received my confirmatory receipt email yesterday.
Wow, that's fast. I knew who was getting my vote for President and Senate from way back, but between congresscritters, state legislators, local school board and propositions, I've put in about 3 hours researching the topics.

We also had a slew of judges, and I pretty much came up with bupkiss for any of them. The local papers didn't publish anything until after my ballot was in the mail last week.

I took about 10 to bubble (damn those wavy lines...) sign and mail.

I've done my part, now I get to complain like nobody's business.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:38 PM   #57
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Voted early (8ish). There were about 15 people voting. There was a wait for doing it electronically. Paper ballot no waiting. In & out 15 minutes.

Now does the winner appear on American Idol or X-Factor. I always get them confused.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:52 PM   #58
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I cast and early ballot last month. There was no line, so I was in and out within 5 minutes.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:52 PM   #59
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Voted around 9 AM. No line in my rural voting precinct and I think I was the 97th to vote.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:55 PM   #60
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Literally no line, in and out in under 5 minutes. No gas lines either so good day.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:55 PM   #61
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It's a 15 mile round trip, but leaving that aside there was no line to speak of. Sign the book, get the ballot, fill it out, then I had to wait for two people's ballots to be scanned before mine went in. Probably five minutes total at the polling place. I went at about the same time of day I usually go to vote, somewhere around 3:30, but today I was number 147 and usually i'm in the low 90s. Sunny day effect or more interest? Who knows, but the turnout appears to be running higher.

I think I preferred New York State's old mechanical voting machines with the levers and the big red bar that went back with a reassuring "THUNK!!!" when you cast your ballot. Now you feed this sheet of paper upside down into a scanner and in a minute the display says "Ballot successfully cast!". So how do I know the machine is capable of doing anything more than displaying that message?!

Maybe now at the end they reboot the system and there's code in there says Accept Correct Answer From Console: and they wait for the phone call to tell them what to plug in. Man, I never thought I would end up so suspicious of vote counting, I know I must sound like a complete Luddite. I just don't feel the love for optical vote scanning programs yet...
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:58 PM   #62
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10 mins in NH, I was #1146 (out of about 4000 in my town) at 11:15 this morning.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:58 PM   #63
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I mailed my ballot in a few weeks ago, probably took around an hour to research a few of the propositions and fill it out, plus a 5 minute drive to the post office to mail it.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:58 PM   #64
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Mailed ballot two weeks ago. Spent a couple of hours after work going over it. The bike ride to the mailbox and back was about five minutes.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:58 PM   #65
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I think most everyone here knows how I voted...or at least has an idea.

I did vote for one Democrat, for state assembly but used the "Independence" party block to vote for him. Other than that, I think everyone here knows I take the red path.
Cool story - though I wouldn't be so proud about pigeonholing myself.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:01 PM   #66
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I mailed my ballot in a few weeks ago, probably took around an hour to research a few of the propositions and fill it out, plus a 5 minute drive to the post office to mail it.
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Mailed ballot two weeks ago. Spent a couple of hours after work going over it. The bike ride to the mailbox and back was about five minutes.
Aha, we should go have a beer with the folks on page 1 who were both 177th to vote in their precincts.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:05 PM   #67
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5 mins for "paperwork", and another 3 mins to actually cast my vote...
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:13 PM   #68
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Apparently some concerns about running out of ballots in PA, since PA didn't successfully put all their new registered voters in the system:

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There have been 196,000 new Democrats registered this cycle, and hundreds of those were showing up to vote for the first time, only to be turned away when their names did not show up in on the voting division records. Election law calls for those voters, some of whom showed a reporter the screen grab from the computerized city database verifying their registration, to be offered a paper provisional ballot.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-pennsylvania/
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:14 PM   #69
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Just got back from voting, check in plus waiting only took about 5 minutes, then it took me about 5 minutes to vote. In and out in no time. They said the line was out the door this morning. I was debating going before work. Glad I didn't.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:15 PM   #70
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5 mins, moderate traffic but no lines.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:24 PM   #71
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Went to wrong voting place initially, but entire process was less than 30 minutes, including travel time and such.

Serious question, and will show my ignorance. First location I went to - St. Luke's Church in Birmingham - had a large, clear sign: "must present identification." And indeed you did have to present it. So (again, showing my ignorance), is that "voter ID."
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:26 PM   #72
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Serious question, and will show my ignorance. First location I went to - St. Luke's Church in Birmingham - had a large, clear sign: "must present identification." And indeed you did have to present it. So (again, showing my ignorance), is that "voter ID."
Here (Texas) they require ID only if you don't have your voter registration card. And as I understand it, the ID did not have to necessarily be government-issued.

Seemed to me like almost everyone in line was simply showing a driver's license instead of the voter registration card.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:59 PM   #73
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20 min to walk there and 30 sec to check my name off the rolls and get down to voting.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:00 PM   #74
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Illinois, Northern Chicago suburbs. On Saturday it took us over an hour for the early vote. There was a line going around the building when I finished.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:07 PM   #75
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Here (Texas) they require ID only if you don't have your voter registration card. And as I understand it, the ID did not have to necessarily be government-issued.

Seemed to me like almost everyone in line was simply showing a driver's license instead of the voter registration card.
Same in Colorado. I showed my DL.
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