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Mrs. Guru

Since: 11.12.01

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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.43
10-15 minutes to fill out ballot
5 minutes to drive to town
2 seconds to drop ballot in special mail box

I heart absentee voting.

Since: 10.12.01
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.28
You Americans are nutty. I've never spent more than five minutes at a polling place ever.

Lap cheong

Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.13
~5 minutes to walk to the voting place
~3 minutes to get my paper ballot, full it out, and feed it through the machine
~5 minutes to walk home

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
10 minutes, which encompassed walking to/from, waiting in line, and voting.


Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
Maybe 8-10 minutes? There was about 6-10 people ahead of me in line (all old people...but it was 10:00 in the AM).

(edited by geemoney on 4.11.08 2047)
Thirty Millionth Hit

Since: 2.1.02
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
25-35 mins. I has been MUCH longer in the past where people had to get into the line according to the first letter in their last name. Not this time, 6 people serviced the entire line and it moved pretty good. It was just LONG.

When I finished up, around 11am, I glanced back at the line and it was a tad longer then when I jumped in.

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Lap cheong

Since: 2.1.02
From: Oconomowoc, WI

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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.95
My wife got to the polling place at 6:50 this morning, and left at 7:50. She was #921. There had to be a TON of absentee ballots to reach that number that early.

I got there at 4:43 this evening, and left at 6:00. I was number 2290.

Old people (70+ years of age, just so we're clear) running polling places is no good. They're just as happy talking to each other as they are getting people in and out of there.
The King of Keith
Lap cheong

Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.21
    Originally posted by CRZ

    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.

I lol'd when I read that because I had a similar experience. I was trying to vote on my lunch break and it was taking FOREVER. Instead of hippies, though, my annoying people in front of me were blue-hairs. I would have rather had hippies.

Oh, and I don't like touch screen voting. I prefer the 'ker-chunk' of the lever. It made it feel more important.

I was #542.

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Lap cheong

Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
Absentee, so I spread out the actual "voting" part over a few days. I am leisurely.

I didn't want to mail it, though, and it took me about thirty seconds to drop it off on Monday after work.


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Since: 3.5.06
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.92
At 2:20PM I was in and out in under three minutes. We have a small district.

I had just bent down to tighten my nuts, and there was a double yellow line, see? And next thing I knew, there was policeman behind me. He put a sticker on my helmet and tried to clamp me.

Since: 18.2.04
From: The Houston 'burbs

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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
Time elapsed from the time I left the house, voted, and got back: 10 minutes (@ 515pm)

I'm square (6'7 X 6'7).
Head cheese

Since: 22.7.05
From: Tulsa, OK

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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
I got out of my truck at 6:16pm and walked in the polling place
Signed the voting register
Got my ballot
Talked to a friend I hadn't seen in a while
Back in my truck at 6:21pm

There was no line at all. My polling place is about 20 minutes from my job and house (I just moved).

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Since: 22.4.02
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.54
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"Two men enter. One man leaves...with groceries." (SchippeWreck)

I think I was in and out in 10 minutes. Only two people in line ahead of me... and almost 1,000 ballots cast at my polling place alone at 1:30 PM.

Brian P. Dermody

Since: 20.9.02
From: New York, NY

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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.50
About an hour at about 830a in Brooklyn. I was in and out during the midterms in 06.

I'm excited that there are that many people voting, but there's got to be a better way to handle the handling part. People were doing what they had to to make sure they voted, but eight-hour lines in predominantly poorer districts is a poll tax in sheep's clothing.

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