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Post by SonomaCat » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:43 pm

I showed up at my polling station just after it opened at 7:00 am, and I had to wait about an hour to vote. When I left after voting, the line was about twice as long as when I had arrived.

I think there is some heavy turnout to be seen today, if what I am hearing anecdotally is any indication.



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Post by WYCAT » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:48 pm

It sounds like that is typical across the nation. Glad to see a big turnout this year. Not a problem here in Wyoming. It took me longer to fill in all the little ovals than it did to stand in line :lol:



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Post by rtb » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:49 pm

Luckily here in Oregon the whole voting process is done by mail. I filled out my ballot two weeks ago while watching Monday Night Football. What a great system!



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Post by El_Gato » Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:59 pm

Line? What line?


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Post by kmax » Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:44 pm

Even here in Belgrade there was a considerable line. Waited over half an hour in line and that was after 9:00 this morning when I had hoped the early morning rush would be gone. Good to see so many getting out to vote though.


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Post by DCC2MSU » Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:08 pm

Waited 2 hours, but I went right after lunch and when I was done the line was considerably shorter. A couple of coworkers went this morning and only 10 minutes.



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Post by LongTimeCatFan » Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:20 pm

I just walked in, bought a coffee and voted. No wait.



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Post by BozoneCat » Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:50 pm

I voted absentee a couple of weeks ago.


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Post by Cat-theotherwhitemeat » Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:59 pm

No line, no fuss. :)


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Post by briannell » Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:04 pm

military absentee ballots, voted two months ago. took longer to send it to Blaine County than to vote. :D


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Post by '93HonoluluCat » Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:50 am

I'm another absentee voter. No lines, no fuss, it's beautiful!



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Post by Bleedinbluengold » Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:58 am

What did I miss?





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Post by SonomaCat » Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:43 am

It doesn't look like this one is going to be contested, which is a very good thing. At least we won't have to go 4 more years listening to whining about the "stolen election" by people who don't believe in the electoral college. In my mind, a bad result is better than another contested election.

My ideal situation would have been a Democratic President and the Republican House and Senate -- gridlock to keep either side from going to far to their base and to keep everyone honest. As it is, I just hope that the Republicans can show a little restraint for the next couple years and not get too full of themselves.



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