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...or maybe not? Traffic was horrible so even though I left work about 6pm, I didn't get to my polling place until 7:25, and I'm still in a practically unmoving line now at 7:50...wondering if they'll just kick us out at 8pm or what...? Solitaire on my Treo is only entertaining for so long... *sigh*

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Ack! I hope you made it!

Yeah, they shut the outer doors at 8pm & said everyone who was in line would get to vote no matter what. They had machines breaking down all day, including 2 broken when I was there, so only 3 machines for obviously a very popular polling place wasn't doing so well...the wonders of technology? I was wishing for the old punch cards when I could punch them in about 60 seconds when I had prepped my sample ballot in advance! When I finally got my turn (after enough Treo solitaire that I won twice!) I pressed my touchscreen buttons as quickly as I could & was done by 8:35...on my way out a guy still in line said "Very efficient!" so I guess people could tell I was hurrying...haha... ;)

I would've preferred the punch cards to the lame filling in the circles with a black magic marker. Talk about a waste of time!

Even tho I had to drive faaaaaaaaar from where I live, I was lucky to be able to walk in and have one empty booth waiting for me! There was a line after I left tho.

Mel.

My Permanant Record

(Anonymous)
Since we registered as permanent absentee voters to avoid any possible eVote disappearances, save the drive time and let us tune out the last-minute ad blitzes, we get to play 'connect the arrow.'

Call me old-fashioned but I like the paper trail when it comes to things like mortgages and voting. :D

–idogcow

Re: My Permanant Record

Yeah, I usually get the absentee ballot, but I wasn't even sure if I was registered properly after my move, even though I had chosen that option when updating my DMV records...the voter packets hadn't come until after I left on vacation, and it was too late when I got back to apply for absentee. Maybe next time!

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