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Posted: 11/2/2004 2:45:39 AM EST
How's your voting going? I arrived at 6:00 and was about 50th in line. By 6:30 I would guess there was about 300. Mostly all Bush supporters. Things all went smooth from the voter end. Observers from both parties arrived at 6:00 and asked to watch the setup and sealing of the boxes. They where denied and maid phone calls. They where told they could only come in after 6:30 by the workers and 6:30 came before anyone seemed to respond to their phone calls.

It rained, but everyone in line seemed to be having fun. Mostly it seemed like a mini-bush rally in my part of the line (no objectors spoke up).

I love America!

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 2:49:17 AM EST
I arrived in the parking lot by 0650....voting by 0655....mission completed by 0700.

All was quiet, too quiet if you ask me.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:04:02 AM EST
there were around 75-100 people at my polling place at around 7:15 when myself and the Wife voted.

+2 for GWB!!!
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:10:16 AM EST
People I work with are reporting a 45-minute line in Piqua.

I will vote after work. I've never had to wait at all--curious to see what it will be like.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:19:17 AM EST
Quiet here. Had to wait about twice as long as '00.
Only person outside was a exit pollster asking if moveon had contacted me.
Politely but firmly said no. I had ideas, but kept it civil.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:37:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:49:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By anothergene:
Driving through the near west side of Cleveland, Kerry and Dennis signs were the rule...how depressing!
Now that voting day is here, it's rainy, light and spotty...it's time to get dressed and get wet.

Ed Herman, baby! Down with Dennis!
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 5:24:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 5:27:09 AM EST
I won't get to vote until 18:30 tonight.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:03:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:34:58 AM EST
My Brother and I voted an hour ago. There wasn't a line in our district but the parking lot was full. We're still using the old punch card ballets. How many voted with punch cards?
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:39:02 AM EST

Punch cards used at my poll, in Champaign county, Ohio.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:41:16 AM EST
One person in line in front of me in West Carrollton about 11:15. No observers.

We still use the punch cards here.

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 6:46:20 AM EST
Beavercreek - Still used punch cards...
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:05:39 AM EST
Punch cards here as well. About an hour of waiting, but all in all, not too bad. My only annoyance was while I was waiting they set up two more voting machines. If you had them sitting there all along, why not set them up?!?

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:31:52 AM EST
firswt time i ever used a magic marker to fill out a ballot in findlay. had a offer to assist me filling out the ballot though as i walked in. seems they though i couldn't pick the canidate for them. then again they were wearing a kerry buttonh.gif
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:34:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:38:05 AM EST
My town is pretty small. I was in and out in about 10 minutes. It was the electronic touch screen voting system. Fairly easy and it seemed to have a lot more safeguards in place than I originally expected. The only thing that troubled me was that they didn't ask to see my voters registration card or ID. Are they supposed to? They asked my name and address.... I could have easily used my neigbor's name and address...
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:41:44 AM EST
Arrived approx 0720, maybe 10 people in front from door, lady says something about the maps on the glass, and a few people go to other door, (wrong door, my chunk of neighborhood is split, this area use this door, other area-other door)..... then I be 6 from the book lady, fella up there is from Vandailia, says he moved to Troy, now the line comes to a dead halt.

Afew minutes, the booths are all empty, we waiting, and they farting trying to call election board to see what to do (they were doing a provisional thing). still waiting.... finally they decide to let some of us around. Did not leave there till 0740.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:42:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:45:04 AM EST
Okay, I live in Oregon and we really do not count [probably a good thing since Oregon is so liberal] so I thought I would read and see how things are going where it really counts. Good luck to you guys out there! We have vote by mail [only - no polls] so there is no more waiting in line in the rain or snow but a big Thank you to you that do!!

Go BUSH! Four more years!

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 8:24:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 8:36:15 AM EST
There were maybe 10 cars parked whe nI arrived at the local church to vote. The lady took my name and address and had me sign in. There were only about 5 polling stations and waited for about 1 minute. We're still using the pin punch system too. The only thing out of the ordinary I saw was that the churchs driveway was lined with kerry signs.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:24:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Engineer:
Punch cards here as well. About an hour of waiting, but all in all, not too bad. My only annoyance was while I was waiting they set up two more voting machines. If you had them sitting there all along, why not set them up?!?


Because those were the cheating machines... they must have been monitoring the votes and realied Bush was getting too far ahead so they pulled out the rigged machines. Then when Bush wins they can make an anonymous call that this polling station was using broken machines and none of the votes shoudl count.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 10:20:09 AM EST
In Lima we used magic marker, had to complete the arrow to the canidate of choice....
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 10:51:45 AM EST
Paper punch in North Olmsted. The wife and I voted about 1100 no lines.
They didn't ask for id, just my name. (they were too buisy chatting with each other).
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 11:00:10 AM EST
Punchcards in Cincinnati as well. The wifey and I went together at 0830 and walked right in. We were done with our Replublican tickets inside of fifteen minutes.

Just got off the phone with the kid and she is headed in that direction.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 11:23:07 AM EST
I had paper punches here. Got in and out in 5 minutes, but I heard there were 1 long lines earlier in the day. All Bush/Cheney stickers in the windows of the cars!

No trouble or observers messing stuff up, just country folks doing their patriotic thing.

Wearing my sticker proudly.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 11:34:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 11:34:29 AM EST by Leisure_Shoot]
Electronic buttons/Franklin Co., then push vote, once everything is selected.
Took 2 hours.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 11:40:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
Electronic buttons/Franklin Co., then push vote, once everything is selected.
Took 2 hours.

Only took about an hour here on the East side of Columbus. Other than the lady trying to get her elderly relative into line ahead of the other elderly folks waiting in line while the nice gentleman with the cane and his wife with the walker in line made nasty comments to her about being a bitch. Strangely the elderly relative seemed happy to be out sitting and waiting her turn.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 12:28:34 PM EST
5 mins here in Port Clinton, we still have to fill out a card with a pencil, you know like the old school tests.

Some lady in the parking lot with a sKerry/Ed sign saying if you need help voting see me.

She was well over our distance req's though.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 12:35:12 PM EST
Sounds like they were trying to get themselves to the front of the line.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 1:20:21 PM EST
Lake County: Electronic voting machines. I don't like the looks of those things.
Arrived at 10:30 AM. In & out in 20 minutes. No pollsters, no problems.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 1:47:18 PM EST
In and out quick! I saw a strange name that resembled fingerfuck, made me sick so I picked the other name and ran!
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 2:12:35 PM EST
ps... you spelled experience wrong...
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 2:48:48 PM EST
pencils and circles, here in clermont county--like a standardized test

it was pouring when i came out, a bit after 6p--big busy precinct--a little slow and the workers seemed worn out--lots of people still coming and going though
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 4:16:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lonewalker:
firswt time i ever used a magic marker to fill out a ballot in findlay.

+1 for Findlay (OK, Hancock County). I hate those 'Fill-in' Ballots.

I was in & out in less than five minutes.

Over 75% turnout in my precinct.

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 7:15:54 PM EST
arrived at 3:15 pm, was back in my car at 3:20pm. Punch cards is what we used. No ID needed either. Just told them my name.
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