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Voting at poll

Post by princess garnet » Tue November 4th, 2008, 10:35 pm

How did everyone's experience go at their polling site? I went midmorning and everything was moving along. Others I've heard waited around 2 hours!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue November 4th, 2008, 10:42 pm

We voted by absentee ballot, no fuss, no muss.

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Post by donroc » Tue November 4th, 2008, 10:47 pm

Between 5-10 minutes, very efficient. No obnoxious partisans in the area. No exit polling. Everyone said hello.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue November 4th, 2008, 11:02 pm

I voted early a couple of weeks ago and had about a 20-minute line. My husband voted this morning and had only a 5-minute line.
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Post by Ash » Tue November 4th, 2008, 11:12 pm

We voted by mail, but I took the day off to help at the DNCC headquarters. I've never done that before, and it was really a great experience. All the people, the whole place buzzing, such enthusiasm from everyone. I stayed for about three hours then will go back later to help deliver chairs and snacks to polling places with ultra long lines.

Funniest thing was while calling to let people know their polling places, I ended up calling another caller on the other side of town! Had to happen sometime I suppose!

I drove by my polling place, and asked how things were going. It was steady all day, but no massive lines, yet.

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue November 4th, 2008, 11:32 pm

I've always had this paranoia about absentee voting that somehow my vote wouldn't get counted. So I voted today and waited about 45 minutes. That is by far the longest I have ever waited in 20 years of voting.

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Post by cw gortner » Wed November 5th, 2008, 3:17 am

I went at 7:30 a.m and it was very quiet. On my way back from work at 5:30the line was out the door! I've never seen that in my 11 years of living in the area of SF where I am; usually, because this is a residential area, the voting area is never too crowded. I think many of the long-term residents are older and vote by mail. Not today!

We're on tenter-hooks here in California around Prop. 8. The Yes proponents have been descending on voting areas and shouting at incoming voters, breaking the 100 feet distance rule. They're rabid.
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Post by cw gortner » Wed November 5th, 2008, 7:57 pm

A wonderful day for America and a very sad day for California. It feels quite bitter-sweet.
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Post by Margaret » Wed November 5th, 2008, 9:17 pm

It's not the last word, Chris. Sometimes it takes a while for people to wake up and do the right thing. It will happen. The young people have a completely different attitude than the older generations.
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Post by Misfit » Wed November 5th, 2008, 9:31 pm

I always mail in mine, and glad I did. I heard there were 2-3 hour lines in some places.

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