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  • Election Queue

    Posted by James R. Rummel on November 4th, 2008 (All posts by )

    The polls in my district opened at 06:30 (6:30 AM). I arrived half an hour early, fully expecting to be the only one there except for the volunteers setting up the booths.

    Instead of a desolation I found a multitude. If, that is, you can count 100 or so people as being a multitude. By the time the doors opened, the line stretched around the block and out of sight.

    Ohio gives voters the option to use a paper ballot instead of indicating their choice on a machine. Since the line was much shorter for paper ballots, I went that route.

    Still took me close to an hour to vote. Say 85 minutes if you count the time I waited in line before they opened for business. Judging by that alone, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some record numbers this election.


    3 Responses to “Election Queue”

    1. Mrs. Davis Says:

      Same long lines at opening here in PA, but the process went much more smoothly, voting in about 15 minutes.

    2. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Lord have mercy on us poor sinners.

    3. vivictius Says:

      Not quite as many in line up north here but I dont remember ever having to wait in line before. We only have paper ballots here (scantron type) and you have to show some form of ID in order to vote.