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Old 11-04-2014, 02:03 PM   #21
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30 minutes. 10 minutes to walk over there. 2 minutes to get my dog properly secured to the streetsign outside the polling place. 6 minutes to get through the process to get my ballot. (My neighbors who work the poll don't have good eyesight or hearing anymore... they're rather elderly). 2 minutes to vote and get my "I voted" sticker. 10 minutes to walk home.

Our polling place is a neighbors garage - so the dog was in full view while I was voting.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:21 PM   #22
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Put my ballot in the mail last week.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:37 PM   #23
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For me, it was probably the least amount of time I have ever taken to vote. Walked right in, no waiting, voted and left. There were more workers in the building than voters.
+1 Very pleasant experience today.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #24
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We voted last Friday, in & out, no issues.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:50 PM   #25
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Early voted over a week ago, in and out in a couple of minutes. Always easy when you vote straight across the board.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:07 PM   #26
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Pretty quick in and out, although there was a surprisingly (in a good way) steady flow of voters streaming in. Kind of saddened by the "new" town hall. Being frugal, the town updated to a light commercial building that had housed a few failed small businesses and was available on the cheap. Upgrade was necessary, as the prior building literally lacked indoor plumbing but I really, really miss the Norman Rockwell sort of setting with the pot belly stove stoked up right in the center of the old town hall. But hey, as long as I have the choice I will opt for paper ballots too; so I guess that's just me.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:52 PM   #27
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Small town here with one person checking voters in and handing them a ballot and another checking voters out after they have cast their ballots. Probably 5 people voting when I was there. No ID, just give them your name (but they know most everyone anyway.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:00 PM   #28
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I went to vote on my way to Wendy's for breakfast about 9:00am. There are two precincts voting at our polling place. My precinct wasn't too busy, but the other one (which is larger) was packed! Several races as well as several referendums this election, so it took a few minutes to get through them all. Total time of about 10 minutes, start to finish.

All in all, a pretty good turn out today, due mostly to the fact that we have a hotly contested governor's race going on!

And not to brag (too much anyway), but I've never missed an opportunity to vote in any election since I turned 18.....39 years! And, heck, once in a while my candidate wins! Ha!
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:14 PM   #29
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I went to vote around 10:00 am this morning. My neighbors were walking out as I was walking in, so we chatted for a few minutes. There was only one other person inside voting when I entered, the least I've ever seen in our precinct.
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Votes went in the mailbox over a week ago.
Even though there has never been a line where I vote in person, I got really turned off by the poll workers over time, so for the last few years it has been mail.

The incompetence and bureaucratic officiousness of poll workers seems to be a general problem, at least in this part of my state, since so many people I know have commented on it.
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If you haven't used up your 8 cookies on NYT, you should be able to read this article about why we vote the way we do...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/op...op-span-region
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:16 PM   #32
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Quick and easy, stood in line for about 5 minutes. I always vote, my parents attitude was that if you did not vote you couldn't complain about politicians.
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No hassles and quick. The poll workers are neighbors of mine, so a little chit-chat about the dogs, the weather, and what we ate for lunch. Most of the ballot was filled with folks running unopposed, so not much of a choice.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #34
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I used the electronic voting booth for the first time. Worked great. It printed your ballet onto a paper spool in case the machine were to crash or something. That was neat.
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Went mid afternoon so it was pretty quiet as I expected. But maybe 4 other voters in at the same time?

One thing that bothered me a bit, was that the section on the several referendums (referendi?) was slightly confusing (or maybe just not as clear as it could be). The ballot is in both English and Spanish, and the "Yes/Si - No" ovals are below that section. But they didn't have a clear divider between the different referendums, so it was a little difficult for me to see that the Yes/No I was filling in matched the English description. You had to look at the ovals, and then go up to make sure things matched. This was not too bad, but it was even worse on the mailing I got - there they listed the referendums in multiple columns, and I seriously could not figure out which Yes/No was for which question as they were all scattered around, and my Spanish is poor.

If they are going to provide multiple languages, they need to have some clearer dividing lines. I guess I should write our election officials.

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Old 11-04-2014, 06:26 PM   #36
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Went at 730a...took less than 5 mins...only weird thing was that they were asking every voter what party they were in before they would let them vote. Never seen that before.
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Voted by mail last week. I haven't been to a voting place in over a decade.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #38
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?......I always vote, my parents attitude was that if you did not vote you couldn't complain about politicians.
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It was my parents' and grandparents' thought on the matter, and it is mine also.
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Voted last Wednesday. Today back from Cancun.

heh heh heh - weather and trip were great. Isla Mujeres.
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Quick and easy, stood in line for about 5 minutes. I always vote, my parents attitude was that if you did not vote you couldn't complain about politicians.
It's important to vote, but I don't accept that old saying. Too many times, the ballots have only bad choices. Unless you are in a position to actually run for office (and few of us are), then I think not voting doesn't mean you can't still complain. Politicians will sometimes try to appeal to get more votes out, and sometimes those are the ones that make the difference. If approx half vote for one party and half the other, just a little swing in getting people to vote can make a difference. Not voting is sometimes a statement in itself.

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