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Old 11-04-2008, 10:05 AM   #31
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:09 AM   #32
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I just got back from voting. Dh, ds and I went at 6:30 am and the line was outrageous! We came back home and went back at 8:30. We were done by 9:30. It wasn't too bad.
I was just surprised how many people didn't know where their polling place was. There were quite a few that were told there polling place was somewhere else. Wouldn't you check that out before going?? Oh well, I did my duty.

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:09 AM   #33
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Dh and I also voted absentee ballot. I can tell you one thing I will be real glad when it's over and we dont have to suffer through anymore politcal ads on TV.
We don't get too many of the political ads for President because California will go big for O'Bama so neither candidate spends the money. We do get a lot of ads for local stuff though and I too will be glad to have those over as well as all the signs all over the place - and now it's raining so they will all be a mess. Candidates are supposed to pick up the signs after the election, but sometimes it just doesn't get done.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:26 AM   #34
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Golly, I went in around 10 A.M.,

6 people in line,

was out by 10:30.

I would NOT want to be there at 5 this afternoon.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:50 AM   #35
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My early morning voting attempt with my wife was a major FAIL as there was a long line around the building at our local elementary school polling place and we both had to be at work by 9. We will take time off from work during the middle of the day and try again. After work is not an option because we close our shops at 9pm.

This is one reason why I think a major election day should be a national holiday to avoid these scheduling conflicts. Plus, there will be increase in voter turnout as well.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:57 AM   #36
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I got up (technically I was already awake since 5:30) took a quick shower and had voted by 7:15. No lines.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:11 PM   #37
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I went around 11:00 am like I had planned and found no wait at all. I was done by 11:05 am. My hubby was up there at 5:30 to set up some signs and he said there were about 100 folks waiting for the place to open and at one point he estimated 250 in line. One of the polling monitors said that at 11:00 they had counted 1100 votes on the paper ballots and that did not include the electronic ballots. (Here in VA we have 2 options.) That puts it on track for 80% turnout which is phenomenal for our area. We usually only hit around 45-50%.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:27 PM   #38
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I voted , no lines at all, only one person was in front of me.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:01 PM   #39
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I voted around 9 AM, there was nobody, there, or rather there was no line.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #40
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I went on my lunch hour at 1pm. Lots of people there, but no line. I was in and out in 5 minutes.
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