How was your polling place experience?

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How was your polling place experience?

Postby admin » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:12 am

How are things out there today at the polling places? What was your voter number at your polling place? Let's see what turnout might look like today.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby donges » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:21 am

In line at 6:50 in the Town of Lake Mills.
I figured even if the entire town turned out to vote at exactly the same time there would still only be about a 20 minute wait. Not far off the mark, either - I was #12 and was out of there by 7:08. The line had picked up some while I was voting - probably another 30 people waiting.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:25 am

admin wrote:What was your voter number at your polling place?
Is it a raffle?

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:36 am

I never remember to remember my voter number. It's just a piece of paper that gets me a ballot. I hold it for literally 5 seconds. But I think I was somewhere in the low 300's. Or was it the low 200's?

Anyway, line was long but fast, crowd was pleasant and caffeinated.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby boston_jeff » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:40 am

I was in the 300s at wil-mar, was able to use my registered address even though I had moved. Line moved really fast once it got going and then got bumped up because my last name was A-L. Half hour wait maybe starting at 7:40 AM. Line stretched about a half block around the corner. By the time I had voted, the line was much shorter, right up to the door of wil-mar. Probably less than 10 minute wait.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:43 am

I was number 168, but there were two lines so the number was probably double that.

I always vote right at 7:00 when the polls open. Usually there's no more than a handful of people in line in front of me. This morning, the line snaked all teh way around the perimiter of a large gymnasium, out the door, down two hallwats, and into a second gymnasium where the registration tables and voting booths were. It was inspiring to see that many people out voting in what is a historic electioon.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:46 am

boston_jeff wrote:I was in the 300s at wil-mar, was able to use my registered address even though I had moved. Line moved really fast once it got going and then got bumped up because my last name was A-L. Half hour wait maybe starting at 7:40 AM. Line stretched about a half block around the corner. By the time I had voted, the line was much shorter, right up to the door of wil-mar. Probably less than 10 minute wait.

The M-Z half was much longer. A statistician would have had a field day with the skewed division between first and second halves of the alphabet.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby aaronetc » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:49 am

I didn't look at mine but my wife was 347 at Lapham. While we were there the ballot-sucking machine was busted so we had to slip our ballots into a slot in the side of it -- I expect we'll learn tonight that John McCain was the surprise winner in our ward.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby Right Bower » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:49 am

My little white piece of paper said I was number 805 at the Fitchburg Community Center.

In line at 7:21, voting at 8:02. No line at 8:00.

Polling place volunteers kept things moving, and offered leftover doughnuts to all us folks in line.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby depinmad » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:53 am

no stickers or doughnuts or anything free that i saw at wingra school. new morning preschool has a bake sale set up in the hallway, and of course across the street is the real action over at the temple food a rama.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby barreg » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:09 am

In and out in 5 minutes in the Town of Cross plains at 7:30am. No line and I was voter number 92.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby AndyWx80 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:12 am

arrived at wil-mar around 10 til 7 to find an intimidatingly long line. once the doors opened, it moved very quickly. i was home by 7:30. nice to see everyone out and about so early, mostly smiling. :)

i was voter #130.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby Kyle Motor » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:24 am

AndyWx80 wrote:arrived at wil-mar around 10 til 7 to find an intimidatingly long line. once the doors opened, it moved very quickly. i was home by 7:30. nice to see everyone out and about so early, mostly smiling. :)

i was voter #130.

Ditto. I was #110.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby spanky » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:26 am

It was... ummmm irregular.

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Re: How was your polling place experience?

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:26 am

Seems to me, your voter number is the one that comes up when your ballot is scanned through the machine. Those little slips of paper are recycled, you know. It's not like voter number 1,300 is going to be handed a little slip with that number on it.

Not at my polling place, anyway (which, for the record, had two lines snaking out the door by 7:15 -- something I've never seen before).


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