If you voted TODAY How long did it take you?

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  1. Irishdave

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    I went to Vote at 6:40 AM

    Took me 5 min to sit in line [​IMG] and 5 min to vote
    :D:):D

    Note: this is not a political thread
    absentee, Voted by mail, and voted early (before today) is not in the question
     
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  3. lilmisses1014

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    Well, DH and I voted early and waited about 30 minutes for them to call our names to hand us our ballots. It took me around 10 minutes to vote. (No voting machines, no punch cards... we filled in circles with a pen.)
     
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    I was in line for about twenty minutes at 6:30am. Husband just got back from our polling place and there were two open booths and no wait. This is the same city where people were turned away from the polls in droves four years ago, so the early voting was a HUGE difference.
     
  5. TeacherMJ

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    No time at all with an absentee ballot! Go vote!!!
     
  6. nasimi77

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    My polling place is right across the street from my apt. Thank God for small favors. :) Anyhow, I got in line at 6:40, and was out the door by 7:30....not too bad. I was glad to get it over with since I'm still fighting a cold. I was all bundled up with my wool cap on. Still, it always feels great to vote, and this election is pretty exciting!
     
  7. peggy27

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    Voted by mail, it is great! You can sit and really think of who you want to vote for. Our state puts out a voter guide with info. on everything on the ballot.
     
  8. smalltowngal

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    I voted early. Stood in line to sign in for about 15 minutes, waited for a booth for about 2-3 minutes, and actually voting took less than 2 minutes. So a total of 20 minutes.
     
  9. GlendaLL

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    My husband tried to go and vote before driving me to work. (My car has a dead battery.) He had almost an hour before we had to leave. But when he went to the church to vote, he knew he wouldn't make it in time. So, he dropped me off at school and drove back to wait in line. The church parking lot is HUGE and it was FULL!!
     
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    I voted this morning. I tried to do the early voting on Saturday but the line was 6 hours :)eek:) so I left. I figured there would be more polling places open today and the early voting place only had 6 machines! :confused: The place I went to today had 11 machines. I was in line at 6:15 this morning and out by 7:06 :)
     
  11. adventuresofJ

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    I voted on Saturday - 2.5 hours. I had a friend in MI vote today, 10 minutes.
     
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    I voted around 10:30...in & out. I was done in about 9mins from the time I stepped in line until I got out & checked my phone!!!
     
  13. Jem

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    We got in line at 6:50 and didn't get out until 7:30. I was 10 minutes late to work, but it was worth it. It made us mad, though, because we had our voter booklet with all our answers in it to refer to. We had our marks made in about 2 minutes. Some people were taking 10-15 minutes just filling in the bubbles. Why can't they do their research ahead of time? There weren't that many people, but they took FOREVER.

    We voted in the classroom today, and I am proud to say I got through the line of kids in about 10 minutes. They had to vote for national and class tickets. They even got 'I Voted' stickers.
     
  14. Learner4Life

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    I tried to vote this morning but when I arrived at 6:45 I knew I wasn't going to make it through the line before I had to leave at 7:20... The line was HUGE!!! I just hope I get to vote after school today.
     
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    I got to the polling station at 6:20, got in at 6:30 was out by 7 :)

    Our polling station was very unorganized. They didn't have enough booths for people to vote in, so people were just sitting on steps and tables filling their ballots out. Nobody minded, but I thought they would have been more organized since this is such a big election.
     
  16. Go 4th

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    Walked right in, voted, walked right out
    Just that fast!

    But our school is a voting precinct and there was a line down the street this morning!
     
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    Your school was in session today? Around here, even primaries are a day off for most students so that there's no way they can come into contact with sex offenders. It sounds weird, but it balances the legal ruling that they cannot be around children but must be allowed to vote.
     
  18. blessedhands

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    I voted today at 10am.

    It took me 5 mins (3 of which included the man telling me to hurry up and vote because the line was long and the other 2 mins to join the line and sign my name). :(

    All in all, I voted.
     
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    20 minutes in line, 10 minutes to fill in circles.
     
  20. GlendaLL

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    Is that the Columbus City Schools?
    The schools in Whitehall were all OPEN and I know that at least two of the elementary schools are voting precincts. I was at one that has gates at the two hallways - with a parent volunteer watching over who was allowed in and out.
    As far as I know, they were open for the primaries too.
     
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    There was no line...walked up to to desk, voted, walked out. It felt good.
     
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    5pm ish

    I just got back and it took 10minutes total and that was including me getting lost on the way to the Middle school.
    It was very cool! I was all stressed for nothing:D!
     
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    I arrived at 6:50 am and was out by 7:05 am.
     
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    Went at 9:30 this morning, took about 50 minutes total time. Very organized and civil.
     
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    Our school had a teacher's workday today, and on last Friday our district administration sent a memo that said we didn't have to come into school so long as all our work got done (since we could log onto everything via the internet.) That was a great decision.

    I went to my precinct at 7:30am (which is not the school were I work, even though I only live 2 miles from my school) and the line was all the way around the building and down the street. I decided not to wait. So I drove to my school.

    There were over 500 people packed into our school's main hallway (trying to stay out of the rain). They waited for hours, but all seemed quite cheerful.

    Around 3pm I went back to my precinct. I walked right in, nobody was ahead of me, I voted, and was out of there. It was amazing.

    We use touch screens -- so much nicer than the old paper ballots. You just touch your choice and hit the submit button.
     
  26. runsw/scissors

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    It only took me about 10 minutes to get in and out, but as I when I was leaving the check in line was out the door. Apparently I got there at just the right time.
     
  27. Aliceacc

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    I voted at 7 am on the way to school. I was in and out in 2 minutes :)
     
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    Not one person in line ahead of me. I even got a parking spot 5 feet from the door. It was nice :)
     
  29. MissFrizzle

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    NO wait... and I even bought a brownie at the bake sale:D
     
  30. Aliceacc

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    MissFrizz, I was at OCR-- where were you?
     
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    Got in line at 5:30a.m. and was out by 6:15a.m. Man, I love voting! This was my first presidential!
     
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    I got off of work at 3:00. Grabbed my mom and hubby and we went and got there around 3:30. No line!!!! :D Took me about 2 minutes to fill in the ballot and double check my answers.
     
  33. mandagap06

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    I voted this morning. Our polls opened @ 7am and will close @ 7pm. One more hr for us. I got in line at 8am and was out by 8:35am. The actual voting took all of 2 secs.
     
  34. catnfiddle

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    This was the case in several of the schools I used to sub in (Bexley, Groveport). I'm not sure about CPS.
     
  35. Amanda

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    At 2 pm there was no wait for us so we were in and out. There were probably 10 other people voting at the same time. We have the fill-in-the-circle ballots so when we put it in the machine it tells us how many votes were cast... I was 1241 and DH was 1242.
     
  36. JaimeMarie

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    Our polls didn't open until 8am. So I couldn't go this morning. I went at 4:20 today. I walked in the lady (my dr.'s wife) said Hi Jaime and gave me my ballot. I filled in the circles and walked out. So probably in there for less than five minutes.

    There was three other people in there at the time voting.
     
  37. shouldbeasleep

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    In and out.

    So what do you make of it? The only line I heard of was in the morning when they first opened.

    I think it had to do with early voting, plus lots of touch screen machines available.
     
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    Our bollot was like a little pole 2 of them and you connected them with a line in the middle for whoever you were voting for with a special pen they had. Then you put it in the machine(kinda like a scantron) and they guy/lady gave you an I voted sticker. Call me crazy but I taped my sticker to a piece of paper and wrote the date and 1st election on it and put it in a special box that used to be my grandpa's. It has other stuff like my first time donor sticker(1st time I gave blood) and the date. Other stuff I like to save like I save students drawings,notes they give me.
     
  39. runsw/scissors

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    That's what I have heard around here as well. Early morning voting and the after-work rush made waits long, but if you went mid-day there wasn't much of a wait at all. I went at 4:30 and had no wait at all. Ten minutes later the line was down the hall.
     
  40. silverspoon65

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    No time at all. 10 minutes total including driving to the polling place. :)

    If you count that my voting inspired me to help a campaign and drive to a battleground state spontaneously, than I guess it took me a few hours. ha.
     
  41. Aliceacc

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    The husband of one of the women at work reported waiting behind 200 other people on line midmorning.

    He's in Queens NY if that makes a difference.
     

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