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Since: 24.7.02

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
From getting out of the car to getting back into the car took a whole 3 minutes. God bless living in a town/state that makes the old Russian Politburo seem like a multi-party system.
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Since: 18.3.02
From: Hartland, WI

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52

15 would've taken 5, but my wife got the longer line thanks to her hyphenated last name...

We got in early though, people were streaming in pretty good as we left.

Mr. Boffo

Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.63
It was like 10 minutes. Luckily I'm in the 15th ward, and not the 16th ward. The 16th ward is farther to the north, and extends to the local university. They had a line about 30 or so people back while I got to go right to the front of my line.
I was the 39th voter in the 15th ward.
Shem the Penman

Since: 16.1.02
From: The Off-Center of the Universe (aka Philadelphia)

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
40 minutes in the beautiful, scenic 7th district of Delaware County, Pennsylvania (arrived polls 7:50, got to booth at 8:30). We don't have early voting in PA, which probably contributes to the delays. I only saw one person give up and leave, though.

I'm still annoyed that I asked for a paper ballot and was told I couldn't have one.

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Since: 1.10.05
From: Mesa, Arizona

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.89
First we went to the wrong polling place but quickly discovered our mistake. We then went to our proper polling place, which was farther from our house than the wrong one, I didn't get that. Then we waited in line with our 2 year old daughter fussing the entire time, which made it seem longer than it was, only to have the three oldest people in Arizona sign us in. Despite all of that it only took about 45 minutes total.

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Summer sausage

Since: 13.2.04
From: Maine

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
30 to 40 mininutes for me. My ballots were the 117th and 118th ones counted.


Since: 2.1.02
From: Harrisonville, MO

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Maybe 5 minutes from entering the door to placing the ballot in the scanner. Lots of people there, but with paper ballots, they had plenty of seats for everyone.

Since: 16.2.05

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.71
I arrived ten minutes early with polls opening at 6:30. Total time waiting was 50 minutes and I was the 51st person to vote in my ward here in Twinsburg, OH.
Big Brother

Since: 9.12.01
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.02
Friggin' FOREVER. And I'm pretty sure I ignorantly missed one of the three lines I had to stand in (although I probably made up for it waiting for ten feet of curb to open up). Fortunately, the line for people who are already registered was nonexistent, compared to the "register/vote today" line which was chock full of students.

Sandal wearing hippie in line: "Two hours! Isn't it great? Isn't it wonderful? Isn't it fantastic?"

FUCK NO IT AIN'T. This is the twenty-first century, people - there's GOT to be a better way to get people in, voting, and out.

Unsolicited conversation I had with the guy in front of me:
Me: What a way to run a railroad.
Him: You'd think they could at least get a second scanner.
Me: Nah, that'd move this line twice as quickly!
Him: That's government for ya.

I cast ballot 541 for my precinct.

At least I hit Starbucks after THEIR "out the door" line had dissipated.


Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, CA

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.71
Arrived at 6:50 and was about 10th in line. Polls opened at 7 and I was out by 7:20. Line surged behind me by about 7:05. If I had arrived any later, it would have taken at least twice as long.

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Back to Back Survivor

Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

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#11 Posted on
I was first in line in my little town this morning - walked in signed the book - took my ticket - pushed the buttons on the right side of the page and was gone - if it took more than 60 seconds I would be amazed.

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DJ FrostyFreeze

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.27
Read it and weep, fella

Mine took about 45 minutes. I usually do it after work (when the election is already decided), but I decided to go in before work this time. Plus I had a dream this weekend that I accidentally voted for McCain and single-handedly caused Obama to lose the election, so I double-checked my vote like 10 times before I left.

My polling place is in a Black neighborhood and everyone in line and working the polls was Black. The woman in line in front of me was on her cell phone the whole time and I overheard the following exchange:

Lady: The line is crazy here, how long did it take you?


Lady: For reals?? Well that's because you live in 'Red State Land'. Out here in 'Blue Territory', EVERYBODY'S trying to vote early, ok?


Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.83
We voted early last Friday and counting the drive to the courthouse, 8 minutes for my daughter and I both.

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Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.40
It took me like 5 minutes to fill out my ballot and mail it in.

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Since: 10.1.08
From: westbury, new york

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
My mom and I got to the polls at 7:20 and got out by 7:35 this morning. Nothing too bad, though in my two pervious times voting in presidential elections, I was able to get in and out in under 5 minutes flat. My sister went later on around 11 and was done in about half the time I was; I'm guesssing most everyone was working at the time so that contributed to her short stay.

I swear, Nassau county has got to be the only place left to use punch-lever balloting. *Sniff* I never get to try one of those new-fandangled touch screens.


Since: 16.2.07
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.58
I just went at lunchtime. I saw my uncle Jack there when I got there so I took my time hoping to chat with him afterwards. So I refilled my little black circles, read the notes twice then schuffled out. He was still in there so I milled around outside for a few but he was still sitting in there. I guess he really was on the fence.

Entire process: ten minutes. Without uncle-Jack-waiting-time: 3 minutes.

Since: 12.2.02
From: Cleveland, Ohio

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.56
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    It took me like 5 minutes to fill out my ballot and mail it in.

Yep. Filling in the circles on our ballot takes some time though. I like to be thorough. Plus we had a lot of local issues I wanted to read over.

    Originally posted by carnage
    I arrived ten minutes early with polls opening at 6:30. Total time waiting was 50 minutes and I was the 51st person to vote in my ward here in Twinsburg, OH.

What do you think the chances are for Issues 5 and 6? I hope 6 passes to get the frigging casinos in here already.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.95
It took me about 20-25min only because with my luck I arrive at the polls at the same time as the disabled people in my neighborhood. Next Presidential election I'm bringing crutches.

Since: 7.11.02
From: Dallas, TX

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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
I voted early on Monday of last week and had to wait about 20 minutes. The election worker was saying that was the first day they didn't have lines around the building.

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Derby City

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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.17
Polls open here at 6am. I got in line at 5:55 and finished about an hour later. Quite a mix of people there, but I can't say as I've ever paid attention to that previously so it may have been the same mix of people as usual, just more of them.

It took about twice as long to vote in this presidential election than the last one and took about 45 minutes more than the non-presidential elections so I would unscientifically say that turnout is high ;-)

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