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chappysmom 11-02-2004 08:22 AM

Have you voted yet?
 
Those in the U.S., have you voted yet today?

PartyHair 11-02-2004 08:25 AM

Not yet. I'm going after work. I like going to the polls on election day for Presidential elections. Anything else, I vote early, but Presidential elections sends me to the polls. It's exciting to see democracy in progress (yeah, I know. Cheesy and sentimental, but I don't care!)

LaVidaCurly 11-02-2004 08:33 AM

Our polls opened at 6:00 a.m. I was there at 6:15 and I waited 45 minutes. Someone parked in front of a person's driveway and they couldn't get out to go to work. So, she called the police and the police came. But, he made an effort to find the woman and gave her a break because she was in the midst of voting. That was nice!

amerasiancurls 11-02-2004 08:34 AM

our polls opened at 7am, i was there at 7:15 and had about a 45 minute wait. but, i voted! :)

PartyHair 11-02-2004 08:35 AM

My husband voted this morning. The polls opened at 7:00. He got there at 6:55 and was number 4 in line. He said by the time he left there was a line out the door.

deezee02 11-02-2004 08:35 AM

i voted last month!

papayahed 11-02-2004 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by PartyHair
Not yet. I'm going after work. I like going to the polls on election day for Presidential elections. Anything else, I vote early, but Presidential elections sends me to the polls. It's exciting to see democracy in progress (yeah, I know. Cheesy and sentimental, but I don't care!)

Me Too! I love voting, it's so exciting.

munchkin 11-02-2004 08:54 AM

I plan on voting over my lunch hour. Am hoping because this is a small town that I will have time. If not, I already told everyone I wasn't coming back till I voted.

msreba 11-02-2004 09:04 AM

Only just woke up about 20 minutes ago. Will be voting before work.

deedles 11-02-2004 09:17 AM

Yep! I have

Polls here in Maryland opened at 7:00 am I arrived at my polling place at 6:45 am and there were about 15 people ahead of me and like PH said after I finished and left there was a HUGE line out the door and around the school!!!! I think we are going to see voting in record numbers!!!!

CurlsWannaHaveFun 11-02-2004 09:19 AM

I got to the polls at 6:40. I was there for TWO HOURS to vote. It was a nightmare but I did it. The polls opened late, the organization was terrible, very few booths and to top it off they had misprinted the ballots. Incompetence in elections is not cool. :(

GO KERRY!

perfectlyfrizzycurls 11-02-2004 09:29 AM

I have to vote at a church which I find completely repulsive, so I haven't voted yet. I will walk around the corner and cast my vote once I get enough caffeine in me that I won't kill someone who mentions Jesus. It should be against the law to have polling places in churches.

NetG 11-02-2004 09:41 AM

Yeah, voting with the Jesus is your savior signs hanging above me almost made me want to vote for Kerry out of spite! Ugh. I don't like it either, pfc!

I voted. The only reason there was a line (two people) in front of me was because the woman manning (womanning?) the table was sloooooow. She failed to ask for any sort of ID, and she almost didn't *let* me sign that I'd voted. :roll:

By the time I left, there was a line out the door and up the hill to the parking lot!


I voted Bush, and was unhappy to do so, but would have been even more unhappy to vote Kerry! Ugh.

BohemianRenegade 11-02-2004 09:55 AM

I had to get an absentee ballot since I thought I was going to be in Haiti. I put it in the mail Friday and I hope it arrives by the close of polls today. One thing I don't understand is how they count the absentee ballots in time, I mean do they even matter? Since they don't get them to the close of the polls and someone has to physically count them, do they? Or do they just go with the polls from the actual day?

NetG 11-02-2004 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ChestnutCurls
Since they don't get them to the close of the polls and someone has to physically count them, do they? Or do they just go with the polls from the actual day?

Not *always*.

For example, last election they had quite a few ballots from overseas military in areas in which even if every single one had voted against Bush, he still would have won. If it's statistically possible for them to affect the vote, they will be counted.


This is why we don't *truly* know Bush didn't win the popular vote last time, too. Regardless, I don't understand why no one has done anything about changing the electoral college, because each vote SHOULD count.

BohemianRenegade 11-02-2004 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by NetG
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Originally Posted by ChestnutCurls
Since they don't get them to the close of the polls and someone has to physically count them, do they? Or do they just go with the polls from the actual day?

Not *always*.

For example, last election they had quite a few ballots from overseas military in areas in which even if every single one had voted against Bush, he still would have won. If it's statistically possible for them to affect the vote, they will be counted.


This is why we don't *truly* know Bush didn't win the popular vote last time, too. Regardless, I don't understand why no one has done anything about changing the electoral college, because each vote SHOULD count.

Well, that's disheartening.... But, I am from Tennessee and we are expecting to go Bush all the way and that's who I voted for, so I guess it will be okay.

Sky 11-02-2004 10:25 AM

I got to the polls at 7:05 am and there was already a huge line and almost no where to park. It took me a little over an hour to vote & that was because I got lucky. Most were looking at a minimum of 2-3 hours.
The building where I vote has 2 seperate precincts voting in different parts of the building. My precinct is much smaller so we were able to get in and out much quicker.

Are you serious about a church turing you off to voting and/or swaying your vote? The space isn't symbolic of anything. I think it's very common for large halls to be used at churches & schools. Where else could they find the space? I doubt hotels would give up their conference rooms for voting. I vote in a church and never once even thought twice about it.

Go out and vote!

perfectlyfrizzycurls 11-02-2004 10:30 AM

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perfectlyfrizzycurls 11-02-2004 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Sky
Are you serious about a church turing you off to voting and/or swaying your vote? The space isn't symbolic of anything. I think it's very common for large halls to be used at churches & schools. Where else could they find the space? I doubt hotels would give up their conference rooms for voting. I vote in a church and never once even thought twice about it.

Go out and vote!


There are 6 elementary schools within 10 blocks of where I live. They could have found other places. This is also a college campus so halls are plentiful.

Yes, voting in a church turns me off a great deal. I don't like setting foot in churches and today I am being forced to do so just to vote. I am not a Christian and I find being forced to walk in a church an afront to my rights as a citizen. I plan on challenging this as the neighborhood polling place in the future. Where I am from, we vote in schools.

Summer91 11-02-2004 10:45 AM

Hubby went first thing this morning at 6:30 and had an hour and a half wait. I went at 10:30 and waited an hour and 15 minutes. It's been raining heavily here off and on all day, its good to see it's not keeping people from voting. I didn't mind it so much because I took my Gameboy Advance to play :D . I guess it's a good sign the polls are so crowded, people are out voting!


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