Conditions at voting ....

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    9:20 est.
    small town about 1400 reg voters, I was number 553 today. It took longer to walk there than it did to vote, just a few in line. And only one sign holder outside ( O/B ).
  2. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    No clue as to our conditions. I was an early voter.
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Got to my polling place 20 minutes before it opened and there were already over 200 people lined up, in 2004 there might have been 10. I'd say the predictions for record turnout are correct.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Re: Conditions at voting .........

    High turnout seems to be the theme here in Jawja. Really heavy when I voted and heavy everyday from watching the news.

    Heard them on the news this morning saying that in a normal election, black turnout is only 25% but this time it may be 75%. Don't know if that 25% is correct ... the only people I believe less than politicians are the media...but what you want is participation even your candidate doesn't win.

    This election is definitely different ... a momentous point in history for the US if Obama wins.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Re: Conditions at voting .........

    Wasilla, AK on TV now.
    Those people look cold!
  6. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I live in major metro area of over 5 million. Left the house at 10 am and back home at 10:40 am having voted. Between getting in line and walking out after voting may have taken all of 20 minutes.

    I was surprised to say the least as I was expecting a much longer wait. We (wife and I) did go off hours so to speak but I was expecting something like what we saw in 1976' which was a nightmare. Weather is absolutely beautiful too.

    God I wanna burn an option day bad! mountain picnic would be perfect.
  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Re: Conditions at voting .........

    Innoplex people! :please:

    And we pay money for these people to watch TV all day!
  8. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Got out of my truck at 11:01, voted and was leaving the parking lot at 11:09. Four people holding signs outside. None were for either presidential candidate. I was voter number 1109 and I am normally in the 600 range.
  9. LiL"Comet"

    LiL"Comet" New Member

    Re: Conditions at voting .........

    Wow same here just walked up to my children's school walked right in voted took about 5 minutes.. I just knew I would be standing line for a while....

    I was # 419 to vote at 12:23 normally in past years I vote around 6 pm in the evening, usually around number 200 something.

    So today in this little community it will be a big turn out... There was a couple men standing outside probably supposed to be talking to people when they are headed towards the door to vote but they were to busy hen pecking on everything... LOL

    Glad its almost over....:annoyed2::whew:
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Re: Conditions of voting .........

    Now they got the lawyers involved in New Hampshire but rememeber it's only 99% of the lawyers that give the rest of them a bad name.
  11. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    I walked in around 815am (had day off) and i was #1441 for the day, they had said that over 800,000 people in IL had voted early and were expecting another 3 million today. Everything was real smooth minus waiting for 15 minutes. i actually found the new electronic voting machines easy to use.

    I took my wife back around 1130 and thean took the kids out for lunch, but she was #6636. I am newer to the area and mot to sire how many usual voted.
  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I went to the courthouse, showed my photo ID, voted, and walked out the door ten minutes later. I did this a month ago, thank goodness for voting early on an absentee ballot.:wink2:

    On my area today, the early morning turnout was heavy. But after the morning rush, the lines disappeared.
  13. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I was number 22, but my phone book is only like 3 pages. So I dont know how many voters are here. I actually had to wait about 5 minutes. I voted at 710am.
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Conditions at voting .........

    We voted absentee two weeks ago. There's no question that Obama will win here, but there are three interesting ballot questions.
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Conditions at voting .........

    I heard there were two DJs on Boston radio saying that "since voter turnout is so high, Democrats should report to vote tomorrow".

    So funny! Anyone who believed that shouldn't be allowed to vote!!!

    But anyhow, election officials contacted them, and told them to knock it off!
  16. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    I was under the impression that we would be voting on the employee free act choice, but it was not on the ballot here. I addressed it with the voting workers and they knew nothing of it, was this on anyone's ballot?
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member


    Gee, I was surprised to see this sign........the unions, mostly Democrat, are against the required ID at causes voter suppression they say.
  18. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    As usual, you attempt to confuse the issue. THE ID that is required is the persons UNION ID card! Not a drivers license you goof.

    Senior moment?

  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The fact that ANY I.D. is required is my point.....whoosh!!! The left is OK with unions demanding an I.D., but balk at ID to vote I elections.
  20. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    My union card doesn't have a picture on it; maybe they do mean a license.
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