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Posted: 11/2/2004 3:25:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 3:30:54 AM EST by garandman]
Post what turnout is like in your area.

Upstate SC. Passed several polling locations. Heavy turnout. Lines everywhere.


Arrived 6:50. Done by 7:30.

About 50-75 in line when I arrived, about 125 in line when I left.


Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:27:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 3:27:39 AM EST by mjohn3006]
hour and 20 min wait. long line, one of the 4 booths, was broken so we only had 3 booths. But I voted dangit! GO BUSH!

Herndon Virginia area. That is the occupied part, but I still saw a lot of Bush stickers.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:28:07 AM EST
Huge
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:28:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 3:28:32 AM EST by GC456]
Comparing today with 2000, I would say the turn out at my polling place was about tripple. (we went at the same time last year as we did today)
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:28:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By garandman:
Post what turnout is like in your area.

Upstate SC. Passed several polling locations. Heavy turnout. Lines everywhere.




At a suburban elementary school outside Columbus, Ohio, I arrived at 6:40 and was done at 8:00. The poll workers said that, by far, this is the heaviest they've ever seen in their years of volunteering.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:29:49 AM EST
15 minute wait at 7:00 in the northern edge of the Philly metro area. I estimated about 30 people both in front of me, and behind me when I left.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:32:03 AM EST
Our subdivision is so big that sections 2 and 3 have their own poll at the clubhouse. I got there just after the line subsided a bit. When I left it was empty.

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:35:45 AM EST
Five minutes or so, in and out, 7:30 in Charlottesville, VA. Maybe 2-3 people in line for each of five voting machines. At 26 I was the youngest one there.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:35:46 AM EST
My polling place doesn't open till 09:00. I just got home from being at the hospital all night and sure wanted to vote before I took a nap.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:37:26 AM EST
Well, I got to the polls 5 minutes after they opened and there was already a line. Nothing too bad, as I was in and out in 15 minutes, but still a few more people than I expected. As of 6:15 this morning I was the 42nd person to vote at my location. The people working there seemed to be suprised that people were already turning out in higher numbers. When I left a line to get into one of the parking lots was already forming.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:37:28 AM EST
between 75-100 people there at 7:15 this morning.... waited about 15 min...
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:38:51 AM EST
Suburban Columbus, Ohio, I got there at opening and had 100+ people in fron of me. 90+ min. wait but my wife and I voted W'04 but there were a lot of sKerry stickers in the lot. 1 hour late to work but oh well.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:45:13 AM EST
I got to my polling place at 6:20 AM. I was shocked. I have been voting in the same place for 15 years and I have NEVER had to wait more than 10 minutes in line. I waited 40 mins to vote. You would have thought they were handing out free food stamps the damn line was so long.

I can tell you my Bush vote go canceled out many times over.

Chesapeake VA
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:48:15 AM EST
Right down the street at the middle school, at 0635.

Surprised to see the only folks handing stuff our were Bush peoples.

Getting in there was no line... for G-N and O-Z...
...For A-F (My line) it was about a 5min wait.

There were maybe 30 or so people I saw come and go,
was in and out in under 10min.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:49:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By u-baddog:
I got to my polling place at 6:20 AM. I was shocked. I have been voting in the same place for 15 years and I have NEVER had to wait more than 10 minutes in line. I waited 40 mins to vote. You would have thought they were handing out free food stamps the damn line was so long.

I can tell you my Bush vote go canceled out many times over.

Chesapeake VA



They gotta vote early so they can hop on the bus and go vote in Norfolk and Richmond too.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:50:30 AM EST
Southern Indiana, Dearborn Co. No wait at 8:30. walked in voted and left. "W 04"
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:51:42 AM EST
Got there at 5:50, I was 3rd in line. About 20 people in line when I left. Somewhere in Cochise County.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:52:06 AM EST
I voted in Gladstone MO. Talked to others at work and they are all reporting very heavy turnout. I'm fortunate to work with many conservatives in my business unit and we are all voting BUSH.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:54:06 AM EST
Atlanta Ga... arrived 6:30, polls opened 7:00, voted 7:30, about one hundred in front of me, another one hundred in line when I left. Most will vote Bush in my district.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:02:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 4:03:34 AM EST by Ghost-Shooter]
Got there at 6:30am, about 100 people in front of us, and got to the registration person at 7:45. Voted and was out in 10 minutes (so much easier when you already know who to vote for )

GO W

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:03:49 AM EST
NJ. A town that is HEAVILY democratic. Very light turnout. No lines, no waiting.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:08:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 4:09:00 AM EST by Cypher214]
From what I saw online, the location I voted at has 3,400 some-odd voters who are supposed to vote there.

This morning, in the rain, as soon as they opened there were about 250 people in line. By the time I left, the line was not as long, but there were still about 175 people there.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:09:31 AM EST
Turnout was pretty heavy at my polling station in Norfolk, I'm sure the others were just as busy.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:10:30 AM EST
My university is PACKED and that isn't a good thing for President Bush
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:12:37 AM EST
lady working at poll said more already shown up the was expected this early in the day.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:12:53 AM EST
I think there was about 30 total in my area.. My area is a small town, and they usually have a later turn out...
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:16:39 AM EST
Milwaukee, Ward 273. Arrived 0655 (five minutes early) to the longest line I've ever seen. I was #94 and there were at least another 100 people behind me. Whole thing took about 45 minutes.

On the bad side - at least 1/2 the crowd were Kerry voters - one guy was wearing a Kerry button and two old ladies skipped in line in front of me.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:19:11 AM EST
About 10-15 people in line, and a steady stream. May not sound like much but in previous elecations and primaries there was about 3-4 people in line when I showed up at the same time. Predictions are for the largest turnout in history- 120 million voters or more!
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:20:37 AM EST
I arrived around 8:00 a.m. and stood in line for about 20 minutes.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:22:13 AM EST
We have vote by mail, in Oregon. We've had our ballots for over a week. I heard the other day, they had a 20% return a few days ago. That is Heavy for that early. We have several ballot measures to deal with, including Fag marriage... Me and a buddy marked our ballots yesterday, and I'm gonna pick him up this AM, to personally drop our ballots in the box.

My election forcast???

Bush, by 6 points.

(He'll do it, without my vote.... )
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:26:20 AM EST
Massive in NW FL right from the start. I will go this afternoon and update later.

Maybe this time they won't call FL until those of us in Central Time Zone are finished--Bastages!

We won the election for BUSH last time. We are coming out to do it again!
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:33:24 AM EST
Absentee ballot in PGH, no wait at the post office that day.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 5:59:54 AM EST
Zero wait. Said the turnout's better then 2000.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:11:34 AM EST
7:30 AM about 30 or so in line at my polling place.. wasn't too much of a wait. Was orderly, well monitored and very nice for my first vote.

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:14:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By liberty86:
We have vote by mail, in Oregon. We've had our ballots for over a week. I heard the other day, they had a 20% return a few days ago. That is Heavy for that early. We have several ballot measures to deal with, including Fag marriage... Me and a buddy marked our ballots yesterday, and I'm gonna pick him up this AM, to personally drop our ballots in the box.

My election forcast???

Bush, by 6 points.

(He'll do it, without my vote.... )



Multnomah County had close to 60% turn out as of two days ago according to the local news. Statewide it was 51%. Huge turnout. Those numbers seem extremely high, but everyone out has been voting early.

Multnomah County is socialist. They go Kerry. Hopefully the rest of the state will offset the idiots from my city (Portland) and the hippies of Eugene.

Mailed mine in the day after I got it.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:16:03 AM EST
South Florida, Precinct 412, Belen High School in Miami.

Heavy turnout. From end of line to vote complete took 90 minutes, but 20 of that was them cancelling my absentee ballot, which doesn't count.

VERY organized and very clean. Problems being addressed quickly and fairly. No shinanigans with the volunteers outside.

I saw one woman who was handing out pamphlets to those in line get escorted out the gate of the school and into the street.

When I left, I had one asshole come up to me and ask me why I had taken so long, and if I had experienced any difficulty. Guy could barely speak English. I told him everything had gone perfectly well and to piss off.

Volunteers outside with signs were 50/50 Rep/Dem.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:19:17 AM EST
No wait, just walked in to polls in gym of my kids' elem. school. Voted on paper ballots, marked them with black marker, stuck them in machine. Easy. Why is it so hard for some dumbass people in FL to vote? Don't they read the directions?

Went in at 8:45 AM, voted at 8:47, bought a coffee and coffee cake from 5th grade fundraisers outside gym on way out, left, waving to my neighbors who are standing at road (200' away) waving and holding signs. Both R and D people are present with them. No problem. Left by 9 AM, got in car, went to range to go shoot musket. Other than that I am done with the election today. There is nothing more I can do.

BTW voted all R, exc. for one very pro-gun state rep who's a D.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:22:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By garandman:
Post what turnout is like in your area.

Upstate SC. Passed several polling locations. Heavy turnout. Lines everywhere.


Arrived 6:50. Done by 7:30.

About 50-75 in line when I arrived, about 125 in line when I left.





Very similar scenario in the Columbia area.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:26:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:32:24 AM EST
I have never had to wait before, but this time there was a 45 minute line. The poll worker said is was the busiest she had seen. This is despite the fact that GWB has my state in the bag.
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