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post #31 of 52
I waited about an hour and 15 minutes to actually get up to the booth to vote. The line for my precinct was wrapped around the inside of the elementary school used as the polling place. It was worth it. Met another "cat" lady on line.. and we had a nice chat!
post #32 of 52
I got to my polling place at about 10am and had 5 or 6 people ahead of me in line. I was in and out in 10 minutes.
post #33 of 52
We voter absentee last week.
It is so much easier that way.
post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
You had a time limit?! That's crazy!
I've never heard of anything like that!
post #35 of 52
I'm in Oregon, which means everyone votes by mail, essentially. You can drop it off on election day... I filled mine in Sunday and then dropped it off today. They have several drop-off points, mostly libraries... but the Multnomah Co. libraries don't open until noon on Tuesdays, so we were all standing around at 11:55... the County people drove up in their minivan and took ballots... much better that waiting for the librarians to open the doors. They're sealed in double envelopes, and you have to sign the outer one or it's not valid. Gives new meaning to 'signed, sealed and delivered'!

There are no polling places to speak of here... you get everything in the mail and either mail it or drop it off. If you mail it, it has to get into their hands by 8pm today... not postmarked. So, I dropped mine off.

Amanda
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
I waited about an hour and 15 minutes to actually get up to the booth to vote. The line for my precinct was wrapped around the inside of the elementary school used as the polling place. It was worth it. Met another "cat" lady on line.. and we had a nice chat!
Are you in Detroit? A lady was interviewed (don't know what school she was at) and said she waited five and a half hours! Others said they waited four hours too.
post #37 of 52
I just got back from voting and I didn't even wait. I just had to register to vote, and then I could vote. But I didn't have to wait at all. It was great!
post #38 of 52
No wait here. They were waiting for people to sign in. I live in a town of 3,000 and we were divided between 2 places to vote depending on what side of town you live in. I was voter #500 in my precinct.....
post #39 of 52
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Are you in Detroit? A lady was interviewed (don't know what school she was at) and said she waited five and a half hours! Others said they waited four hours too.
Actually, in the suburbs. There had to be 100 people ahead of me. And given that the line actually moved pretty well. People knew what they wanted to do.
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
Me either, but I have heard of people waiting in line for hours to vote.
last year i voted on election day & i waited for at least an hour in line - so this year, i voted early [last monday] & was in & out in about 15 minutes, tops.
post #41 of 52
My plan was to stop on way to work. I left an hour early just in case.

When I got there they were backed up out the door. At first I was really worried because I have to walk up the ramp and the line was stretched out down the stairs on the other side.

As I was walking up (grumbling to myself) thinking this is great. What am I supposed to do? Wait at the side for the line to move up? The line was moving but as it did more were joining it.

Then I looked up and one of the poll worker was coming down to meet me. He must have seen me from the inside. He was going to slip me in on the "new voter" line. This sounded good until I saw the line.

Then I noticed that the line I would have been in (they have different lines for names beginning with different letters) had only on person in it! This was hidden by the lines on either side were very long.

After that it was smooth sailing. I even managed to make it to work early.
post #42 of 52
I didn't. There were only 2 people ahead of me at 6 am, and both of them were already voting. By the time I got signed in, a machine was open. So I basically walked in, voted, and walked out
post #43 of 52
Um, maybe a minute? LOL But that's more than I've had to wait before. I went at lunch with the plan that if there was a line I'd go after work (the rule here is that as long as you're IN line when the polls close you can vote). But there was no line, but more people started coming in after me. Guess I was one of the first of the lunch rush.

I am glad I took my cheat sheet from the Blue Book. I was in and out well before others who came in before me. We had a ton of propositions on our ballot this year!
post #44 of 52
I didn't have to wait at all, this is my very first time voting, so I had to register, so I waited like 3 minutes in line for that, and then picked up my form and filled it out, so I was in and out of there within 20 minutes. Our town was divided up into about 5 different places, so it makes it so quick & easy - I was voter 1,143

There were so many new voters there tonight, I think its great
post #45 of 52
I didn't have to wait very long at all, and we even had to 'reregister' because we had moved since the voting 'round'...
post #46 of 52
I voted early, in person, and didn't have to wait at all. I walked up, said my name and address, signed the paper, and voted. However, a colleague of mine waited something like an hour and half later that day at the in-person early voting (it was last Tuesday, and the last day of early voting in our county). So I checked "less than 15 minutes" even though I early voted. Because early voting can have lines.
post #47 of 52
I had to wait like 2 minutes max. I was able to walk right up to the table, sign my card and then just wait for one guy ahead of me to finish. Piece of cake!

As usual though, they looked up my first name instead of my last name. Even though the lady next to her holding my license said my last name to her! I have a common last name...it is not confusing...yet this has happend to me for longer than I can remember!
post #48 of 52
DH went around lunchtime - waited about 10 mins in line. I had to wait till I got home from work, then went straight up to vote (ate supper when I got back). Guess it was about 20 mins or so for me.
post #49 of 52
I also live in Oregon which is vote by mail only. No lines, no waiting. Just mail it or drop it in the ballot box at City Hall.
post #50 of 52
I didn't wait at all, I walked in, signed my name after they found it in the ballot book, voted, and walked out. It took less than 5 minutes
post #51 of 52
I mailed mine in, I'll never vote another way now
post #52 of 52
15 minutes....

I even woke up early. I had to be at work at 11am and I got to the polling location at 9am. I went back home afterwards
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