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*******Tell us about your voting experience today************ (Original Post) book_worm Nov 2016 OP
Still dark here in SoCal this morning. I can't see a thing! pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #1
Good, then your the first one in line! book_worm Nov 2016 #3
in line right now pstokely Nov 2016 #2
I hope you guys win the Senate Race! book_worm Nov 2016 #4
I just voted. aaaaaa5a Nov 2016 #5
I expect that Dems will make a dent there if it is a highly educated area. book_worm Nov 2016 #6
I will after I vote.. which won't be for about 12 hours.. Cha Nov 2016 #7
Much Thanks, Cha! book_worm Nov 2016 #20
Voted in PA DeminPennswoods Nov 2016 #9
Thanks! book_worm Nov 2016 #16
Dropped by my previous precint DeminPennswoods Nov 2016 #81
Clearwater, FL NCTraveler Nov 2016 #10
Sounds good. Thanks. book_worm Nov 2016 #15
~6:30AM: Lower-ish Manhattan Princess Turandot Nov 2016 #11
Good to hear. book_worm Nov 2016 #14
A lot of people in line at my St. Louis suburb. randome Nov 2016 #19
Is the St. Louis suburbs mainly Dem or Rep or a mix? book_worm Nov 2016 #23
I'm no expert but in the area where I am, I'd say more Democratic. randome Nov 2016 #38
I voted early, but... moose65 Nov 2016 #22
Thanks for your report. book_worm Nov 2016 #24
Southern NJ, near Philly. Heavy turnout. It took less than 5 mins to vote soup to nuts. TheBlackAdder Nov 2016 #27
Tremendous! Thanks for the report. book_worm Nov 2016 #29
We are close in proximity... tallahasseedem Nov 2016 #39
Camden County seems to have it's act together. Not like some of those un-American counties. TheBlackAdder Nov 2016 #45
South Jersey always has their stuff together! tallahasseedem Nov 2016 #114
Busy in my small town! indigovalley Nov 2016 #28
Excellent! I'm sure MN will show Trump how silly his last minute book_worm Nov 2016 #30
N. Indiana Locrian Nov 2016 #34
Good to hear! Thanks. book_worm Nov 2016 #43
Standing in line in Chicago at 7:45 AM. apnu Nov 2016 #35
Good to hear! Let's also win that Senate Seat! book_worm Nov 2016 #40
Voted at 6:30am in a mostly Dem area in South Jersey tallahasseedem Nov 2016 #36
I think we will do very well, Thanks! book_worm Nov 2016 #42
Just voted~ democrank Nov 2016 #37
Excellent! book_worm Nov 2016 #41
Awesome as always Johnny2X2X Nov 2016 #44
Sensational! Go Michigan! book_worm Nov 2016 #50
Did you get the sticker, get the sticker? Fahrenthold451 Nov 2016 #79
I've never seen a line like this before- usually 10-15 this is an hour and ... bettyellen Nov 2016 #46
Great! What state are you in? book_worm Nov 2016 #51
New Jersey but it's five minutes from Manhattan. I got two MAGA hatted assholes bettyellen Nov 2016 #170
I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh Hawaii Hiker Nov 2016 #49
Thanks for the report! book_worm Nov 2016 #54
Voted in Nazareth, PA meow2u3 Nov 2016 #55
Good news! Go PA!! book_worm Nov 2016 #58
Voted yes on judges, too DeminPennswoods Nov 2016 #100
Voted no on that one. GoneOffShore Nov 2016 #110
That's how come I voted yes meow2u3 Nov 2016 #112
Hey neighbor, Easton, PA ronlit1 Nov 2016 #157
Today I stayed home and didn't vote. BobbyDrake Nov 2016 #59
Good job! book_worm Nov 2016 #62
Reporting from Falls Church, VA markbark Nov 2016 #60
Thanks for your report from the home state of the next VP of the USA. book_worm Nov 2016 #63
Proud dad - our son voted with us for the first time. Pendrench Nov 2016 #66
I'm sure your son was very excited! Thank you! book_worm Nov 2016 #69
He was - and it was great, because once they found out that he was a first time voter Pendrench Nov 2016 #77
Just voted in the Kansas City area, north of the river workinclasszero Nov 2016 #67
My hope for a surprise upset is for Blunt to get defeated in MO today. book_worm Nov 2016 #68
If Blunt loses I will be so happy! workinclasszero Nov 2016 #72
St Peters,MO (suburb of St Louis) bcool Nov 2016 #75
Thanks for your report! book_worm Nov 2016 #78
what kind of Repub district isn't? pstokely Nov 2016 #82
Central CT took about 10 minutes. First time in this town so I'm not sure how it compares to years WhollyHeretic Nov 2016 #76
Thank you! book_worm Nov 2016 #80
Already voted several weeks ago, Northern California. Straight Democratic ticket of course still_one Nov 2016 #83
Me too, but in Wisconsin. book_worm Nov 2016 #84
Go Russ!!! Excellent book_worm still_one Nov 2016 #85
I believe he will be back in the Senate. book_worm Nov 2016 #88
South Jersey, across river from Philly Squaredeal Nov 2016 #86
OK--Good to hear. book_worm Nov 2016 #89
Wilmington, Delaware Mad_Dem_X Nov 2016 #87
Go Delaware! Hope of our great VP--Joe Biden! book_worm Nov 2016 #90
You can see from my sig where I live. Tracer Nov 2016 #91
Thanks for the report. book_worm Nov 2016 #98
Eden Prairie, MN bluegopher Nov 2016 #93
Thanks for the update. Fingers crossed. book_worm Nov 2016 #96
A friend in Lancaster, PA caught a break after Hortensis Nov 2016 #94
Interesting. Thanks! book_worm Nov 2016 #95
South Hills - Pittsburgh kwolf68 Nov 2016 #99
Well let's hope that many of them are enlightened old white people. book_worm Nov 2016 #102
I'm in Virginia and ohheckyeah Nov 2016 #136
Voted in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia GoneOffShore Nov 2016 #104
Great news! book_worm Nov 2016 #108
Bronx, New York BklnDem75 Nov 2016 #106
NY will elect it's hometown girl the first woman president. book_worm Nov 2016 #109
Nashville, TN TheLibIn615 Nov 2016 #107
Glad to hear that in a blue area of TN that turnout is good. book_worm Nov 2016 #111
I had to tell a poll worker and Mr White trash they couldn't talk about rigged elections.. nini Nov 2016 #115
Damn deplorables workinclasszero Nov 2016 #117
Good job! book_worm Nov 2016 #119
Very busy, but line was still fast. Silent3 Nov 2016 #125
San Francisco, CA (the Inner Richmond neighborhood) displacedtexan Nov 2016 #126
Nearby middle school treestar Nov 2016 #127
Columbus, Ohio went at 9:20am took 40 minutes IamTheNoodle Nov 2016 #129
I think we'll win Ohio. book_worm Nov 2016 #147
I'm in Massachusetts shopgirl Nov 2016 #130
Southern Illinois - It's a fairly purple county The Polack MSgt Nov 2016 #131
I just voted in St. Louis City STLDEM Nov 2016 #134
Raining here in Central Illinois. prarie deem Nov 2016 #135
East Washington borough, PA spinbaby Nov 2016 #137
Tulsa OK Runningdawg Nov 2016 #138
Chesterfield, NH. Good turnout, no lines. Beautiful weather. Vinca Nov 2016 #139
Good to hear. book_worm Nov 2016 #146
voted by mail in the comfort of our own home renate Nov 2016 #140
Fairfax County in Northern (blue) VA, voted at noon, very few voters. :( JudyM Nov 2016 #141
Okay... Blue_Tires Nov 2016 #142
Thanks! book_worm Nov 2016 #143
I voted! Southwestern IN Bobbie Jo Nov 2016 #144
I voted!!! SW PA femmocrat Nov 2016 #149
50 minutes in line in Center City Philly. July Nov 2016 #152
Whoo-wee!! book_worm Nov 2016 #159
Flint Township, MI Siwsan Nov 2016 #154
New York, NY IrishEyes Nov 2016 #156
12:30 pm, schoolhouse. conservative milw south side. pansypoo53219 Nov 2016 #162
Great! book_worm Nov 2016 #175
I had a good experience! CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2016 #164
Mine was great (2 weeks ago in a very blue state), but a friend just reported in Kentucky that Neema Nov 2016 #165
I voted in Lansing, MI. I live about 2 miles from MSU, so there were a lot of young people catbyte Nov 2016 #167
Excellent! book_worm Nov 2016 #173
Update from Beaver County PA DeminPennswoods Nov 2016 #168
Thank you for the update. book_worm Nov 2016 #172
My wife, son and I voted in Dover, Ohio nightwing1240 Nov 2016 #169
Thanks for the report. book_worm Nov 2016 #171
Minneapolis, about 10:00 a.m. The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2016 #177
Voted today in Williamsburg,VA with two of my helpisontheway Nov 2016 #178
Suburban Chicago (purple area) LSK Nov 2016 #183
Great! book_worm Nov 2016 #186
Missouriís 2nd Congressional District Moostache Nov 2016 #188
So sad that Geppy's district has turned red and esp about the loss of the Chrystler plant book_worm Nov 2016 #195
Sleepy community that wavers, but trending red Tsiyu Nov 2016 #190
Thanks for the update book_worm Nov 2016 #193
I was in and out faster than on a date with your mom Bucky Nov 2016 #197
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aaaaaa5a

(4,667 posts)
5. I just voted.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:32 AM
Nov 2016

I live in a north suburb of Indianapolis, IN. This suburb is traditionally a very Republican area. Overwhelmingly white. Very Professional. However with the high number of college degrees that make up the area, I hope the Democrats have a chance here. Saturday in my neighborhood, a volunteer for the Clinton campaign came by my house to remind me to vote. (No problem there!)

Turnout was heavy. The polls open at 6AM. I was there right at opening time. The line was already long. People were arriving at 5:45. Maybe even 5:30. It took approximately an hour and 15 minutes to vote. The voting process was smooth. Although we had several people complain about the long line and wait. No poll watchers.

Cha

(300,757 posts)
7. I will after I vote.. which won't be for about 12 hours..
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:39 AM
Nov 2016

we are 5 hours behind the East Coast here.

Mahalo, book_worm

DeminPennswoods

(15,627 posts)
9. Voted in PA
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:44 AM
Nov 2016

Last edited Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:57 AM - Edit history (1)

A red precinct in an increasing red-voting, but majority Dem reg, Beaver County PA. There was a line, but voting was smooth, short ballot, in and out once at the machine. I was voter 155 at 7:25. Not much talking or smiling going on while I was in line.

DeminPennswoods

(15,627 posts)
81. Dropped by my previous precint
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:58 AM
Nov 2016

They were at voter 179 around 9:30AM. That's 179 of 956 total registered voters (480D, 371R, 105NP). There was no line when I stopped by.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
10. Clearwater, FL
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:44 AM
Nov 2016

Line a little longer than past Presidential. Wonderful poll workers and everyone was on their best behavior. 35 minutes.

Princess Turandot

(4,802 posts)
11. ~6:30AM: Lower-ish Manhattan
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:49 AM
Nov 2016

There was a very healthy turnout. I'm in a majority democratic immediate area, part of a large housing complex. (PBO won ~84% of Manhattan overall in 2012, and 63% of NYS.)

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
19. A lot of people in line at my St. Louis suburb.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:08 AM
Nov 2016

One of the touchscreen machines was already discovered to be malfunctioning. Guy got on the phone and demanded someone fix it immediately. All seems well here.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Treat your body like a machine. Your mind like a castle.[/center][/font][hr]

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
38. I'm no expert but in the area where I am, I'd say more Democratic.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:47 AM
Nov 2016

Shame about the Missouri legislature, though. Hopefully we can change that today.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]Treat your body like a machine. Your mind like a castle.[/center][/font][hr]

moose65

(3,206 posts)
22. I voted early, but...
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:17 AM
Nov 2016

I'm in Watauga County, NC, which has more unaffiliated voters than Dem or Rep. Home to a university, fairly progressive area, but a dot of blue in a larger red sea. We had several early voting sites, and I walked right in and didn't have to wait at all. I really can't imagine having to wait for even 30 minutes! Friends of mine who voted early this morning said that the precinct was packed (it's at a local fire department).

As an aside, I don't really understand why there's no push for Early Voting in solid blue states like Pennsylvania and New York. I get the "Election Day Feeling" thing, but it just seems like Early Voting is such a great idea, especially in populated areas like Philly and NYC. It would take the pressure off on Election Day!

I hope everyone has a great day! We've GOT this!!

TheBlackAdder

(28,499 posts)
27. Southern NJ, near Philly. Heavy turnout. It took less than 5 mins to vote soup to nuts.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:29 AM
Nov 2016

.


They have enough voting machines, tables for separate voting districts within the township, multiple workers per table.


The voting place looked like a church letting out. Constant flow of cars in and out, every second or two.


Some of the districts have a 1-2 minute queue. Mine had no wait.


.

indigovalley

(143 posts)
28. Busy in my small town!
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:29 AM
Nov 2016

I am in Minnesota in a small town of about 30,000. I got to the polls before 7 am and there was already a line. I'd estimate at least 35-40 people voted in the first 15 minutes. There was a steady stream of people arriving as I left.

Bonus fun: the older woman at the table who signed me in to vote was dressed completely in white. I am sure she was a Hillary supporter. Even had white jewelry....

Locrian

(4,523 posts)
34. N. Indiana
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:45 AM
Nov 2016

More liberal (it's a relative thing) than southern, but still pretty conservative.
Many more people of color than before! Good sign in this area.

tallahasseedem

(6,716 posts)
36. Voted at 6:30am in a mostly Dem area in South Jersey
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:46 AM
Nov 2016

For days I thought I would cry after. So far, I've just been numb. I can't wait until this is over!!!

democrank

(11,138 posts)
37. Just voted~
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:46 AM
Nov 2016

Small, north central Vermont village

Population just over 900

Paper ballot

Political affiliation- Democrats 69%, Republicans 28%, Independents 3%

Around 8:00 this morning, voting at the town hall was moderate to brisk, mostly women....of all ages.

"I VOTED" stickers passed out, as well as large buttons with I Voted in Honor of a Veteran, with a place to fill in his/her name.

I voted in honor of my late, beloved Vietnam Vet.

Johnny2X2X

(20,033 posts)
44. Awesome as always
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:51 AM
Nov 2016

The volunteers are amazing, things were running like clockwork.

Heavy turnout in downtown Grand Rapids MI, waiting 45 minutes, I have never waited more than 10 at the same polling station. Minorities and women over represented in the lines compared to the makeup of my neighborhood.

Trump gives people no choice, vote or watch your life and your country diminished.

 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
46. I've never seen a line like this before- usually 10-15 this is an hour and ...
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:56 AM
Nov 2016

It's 8/10 women. In pants.

 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
170. New Jersey but it's five minutes from Manhattan. I got two MAGA hatted assholes
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:08 PM
Nov 2016

To remove their hats, had to report both as they did not take my word for it that this was illegal inside the polling place.

Hawaii Hiker

(3,166 posts)
49. I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:00 AM
Nov 2016

(Hawaii is only a vacation destination, not residence)

Waited an hour+ in line...I'd say my area probably has slight right lean, though Allegheny County as a whole will vote Democratic....No issues at my polling place, people were smiling/talking, (no political talk)

meow2u3

(24,853 posts)
55. Voted in Nazareth, PA
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:03 AM
Nov 2016

I got to the polls at about 8:30 where there was a line to vote about 15 minutes long which stretched back to the entrance door. I was the 150th person to vote so far. It looked like a purple area.

I voted for Hillary, Katie McGinty, and the straight Democratic ticket, and on the Constitutional amendment raising the retirement age of judges from 70 to 75, I voted yes. People are living longer and we have a lot more women (who live an average of 4-6 years longer than men) on the bench.

DeminPennswoods

(15,627 posts)
100. Voted yes on judges, too
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:31 AM
Nov 2016

State Supreme Court Justice Max Baer just turned 70 and I don't want to lose the Dem majority on the court if he is forced to retire.

GoneOffShore

(17,394 posts)
110. Voted no on that one.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:41 AM
Nov 2016

This from our local ward leader

"Raising the Judicial Retirement Age from 70 to 75: Vote NO. This question already was rejected in May but was invalidated by GOP leaders in Harrisburg. This version is intentionally reworded in a misleading way. Long story short, it’s a ploy to try to keep the PA Supreme Court led by a Republican through 2021, to ensure that post-2020 Census redistricting by the GOP-led legislature passes judicial muster. It’s a scummy move, and we need to reject it."

meow2u3

(24,853 posts)
112. That's how come I voted yes
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:42 AM
Nov 2016

We have the PA Supreme Court, including female Democrats. It would be a shame if we lost them to mandatory retirement at 70. Let them stay for another 5 years.

ronlit1

(13 posts)
157. Hey neighbor, Easton, PA
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:26 PM
Nov 2016

Huge turnout!
Went before 7 am and there was a line with hundreds of people. Decided to come back mid morning and it was even worse, ended up waiting 2 hours.
Seemed like many Trump voters, surprised as we are usually very blue.

After waiting 1 hour the voter behind me had to leave to go back to work and said that he would not be able to vote. Just spoke with my neighbor who was also unable to vote due to the long lines and having to go to work. Really wished PA had early voting!

 

BobbyDrake

(2,542 posts)
59. Today I stayed home and didn't vote.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:12 AM
Nov 2016

Because I mailed my ballot in back on 9/30 and have been waiting for everyone else to catch up to me ever since.

markbark

(1,573 posts)
60. Reporting from Falls Church, VA
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:12 AM
Nov 2016

Civic duty performed.
Lines were long even at 6 am.
Got inside to discover only one ballot scanner was currently operating (there were supposed to be two)
The failed scanner was never put into play so there were no votes tallied on that particular machine.
Poll workers said it failed on boot up and a replacement was inbound.
Time elapsed from getting in line to actually voting was approximately 45 minutes.

Pendrench

(1,360 posts)
66. Proud dad - our son voted with us for the first time.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:34 AM
Nov 2016

Our son voted in his first presidential election today - enthusiastically for Hillary Clinton

Although we live in Maryland, we live in a fairly conservative county (Anne Arundel) - and turn out was heavy this morning.

Tim

Pendrench

(1,360 posts)
77. He was - and it was great, because once they found out that he was a first time voter
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:54 AM
Nov 2016

everyone in the room cheered for him

Tim

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
67. Just voted in the Kansas City area, north of the river
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:36 AM
Nov 2016

Polls opened at 6am. I got there about 6:45 and the line was all the way out the door and spilling into the totally full parking lot.

I has to go up two blocks and park on the side of the street. That the first time I ever had to do that. Heavy turnout so far and local radio reports long line in most places in the area.

Unfortunately MO is pretty red but dems are strong in KC and the other metro areas in the state so I hope the long lines are a good sign for Hillary and all the state dems on the ballot.

No armed deplorables scaring women and children either so that was a plus.

bcool

(223 posts)
75. St Peters,MO (suburb of St Louis)
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:52 AM
Nov 2016

Got in line 10 minutes after the polls opened; had to wait 45 minutes before sitting down to vote. The line moved fairly quickly because they had about 20-30 places to sit and mark your OCR ballot.

Seems more crowded than in 2008; today I was #212.

Typically a Repub district but went for Obama in '08, I think.

About 50/50 male/female, a good mix of ages.

pstokely

(10,592 posts)
82. what kind of Repub district isn't?
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:59 AM
Nov 2016

the more educated types who don't really like Trump or the non-educated types who love him?

WhollyHeretic

(4,074 posts)
76. Central CT took about 10 minutes. First time in this town so I'm not sure how it compares to years
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:53 AM
Nov 2016

past. I lived in a tiny town before so I never had a wait.

Squaredeal

(442 posts)
86. South Jersey, across river from Philly
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:05 AM
Nov 2016

Huge trade union heat out the vote rally for Demorcrats this morning at county headquarters. Mostly young, white working class males in attendance.

Mad_Dem_X

(9,645 posts)
87. Wilmington, Delaware
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:06 AM
Nov 2016

Only a few people in line ahead of me (around 8:00 am). This is primarily a Dem area.

Tracer

(2,769 posts)
91. You can see from my sig where I live.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:10 AM
Nov 2016

I just voted!

There was a steady stream of people, but it was a quick in and out. 5 minutes tops.

No Trump people outside the polling place at all. Not surprising.

Paper ballots, efficient poll workers. Nice.

Trump you are going down!!

bluegopher

(87 posts)
93. Eden Prairie, MN
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:11 AM
Nov 2016

No line whatsoever. I walked right up. My district leans right, but went for Obama both times. I'm really hoping Terri Bonoff can knock off Paulsen.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
94. A friend in Lancaster, PA caught a break after
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:14 AM
Nov 2016

a neighbor in the long line told her the table inside for surnames beginning with A through ? had no line, so she should just go in, which she did. A bit later on in the alphabet people weren't so fortunate.

kwolf68

(7,473 posts)
99. South Hills - Pittsburgh
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:31 AM
Nov 2016

LOTS of

OLD
WHITE

people. I'm in my late 40s so I guess that counts me.

Turnout was huge, more than 2012.

ohheckyeah

(9,314 posts)
136. I'm in Virginia and
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:41 PM
Nov 2016

A lot oldvwhite people are clinton suppoters. My mom is 89 years old and she insisted on voting in person. My dad and I discussed theprobability of Hillary running and he said he would vote for her. He died at 88 before he got that chance. He would have been appalled at Donald Trump. He WOULD be giving hell to his couple of kids voting for Trump. Not that they've admit to it - an admission conspicuous by its absence.

GoneOffShore

(17,394 posts)
104. Voted in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:37 AM
Nov 2016

Turnout higher than I've ever seen here. Higher than 2008 & 2012.

I was #394 in Div 17 and there were at least 60 people behind me. Waited about 20 minutes. Lots of women.

Asked the poll workers for Div 15 which votes in the same place how it was going because they had no line. They said they had had over 250 people through.

Waiting time at one polling place a couple of blocks over is 2 hours.

All the polling places in this area are busy.

No Trumpanzees showing, nor signs outside the poll. There were Hillary and Katie McGinty signs.

Reliably Democratic neighborhood.

Mrs GoS will be voting later, and take our 13 year old goddaughter with her.

BklnDem75

(2,918 posts)
106. Bronx, New York
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:37 AM
Nov 2016

Line wasn't as bad as 2008. Place was crowded, but didn't wait long. Voted, jumped on the train and made it to work before 9. Easy Breezy.

TheLibIn615

(61 posts)
107. Nashville, TN
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:39 AM
Nov 2016

20-minute line, probably in part due to the down- downballot stuff.

Extremely blue neighborhood in a very blue county. Unfortunately there's no hope for the state this year (I'm trying!). But I will be goddamned if I tell my grandchildren one day that I sat this one out, even in a the dark red parallelogram that is Tennessee.

nini

(16,679 posts)
115. I had to tell a poll worker and Mr White trash they couldn't talk about rigged elections..
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:46 AM
Nov 2016

.. inside the polling place. The voter told me to go to hell I told him to fuck off as he walked his stinky ass by me.

ahhhh nice way to start my day. Good thing Mr. white trash will be pissed off as hell later in the day and I won't.

But I got to vote for an extremely qualified woman for president and it's a beautiful day!

There was a line of about 20 or so. A bit heavier than normal for presidential election. I live in a Democratic area - there was only one booth for a republican in the primary.

Great day to be an American!!!

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
117. Damn deplorables
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 11:49 AM
Nov 2016

Hopefully he will be cryin in his beer for the next four years starting tonight!

 

Silent3

(15,909 posts)
125. Very busy, but line was still fast.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:07 PM
Nov 2016

Cars parked all up and down the street overflowing from the parking lot, even at 9:45 when I figured the vote-before-work crowd would be mostly finished.

Every year our local elections are fast and efficient, however, no matter how big the turnout. I wish for the rest of the country it worked that way, because that's the way voting should be!

displacedtexan

(15,696 posts)
126. San Francisco, CA (the Inner Richmond neighborhood)
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:12 PM
Nov 2016

We walked around the corner to turn in our huge completed ballots at the back door of a neighborhood church.

30 people in line at 7:25 AM because one of the voting machines had been set up incorrectly, and they had to wait for an official voting machine person to come and fix it.

We got to go right in and put our sealed ballots in the ballot box. We got our stickers and walked home with a neighbor, who decided to try again later.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
127. Nearby middle school
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:12 PM
Nov 2016

no lines there never are there.

Seemed busy, lot of people coming and going.

There was a line of about three men who I wondered if they might be Dumpf watchers but one handed me a flyer for the Democratic candidate for state senate. He has no opposition!

However the Republican running usually unopposed for state assembly representative has this time and in 2014 had a green challenger. It's the same guy. Voted for the Green for the second time.

IamTheNoodle

(98 posts)
129. Columbus, Ohio went at 9:20am took 40 minutes
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:17 PM
Nov 2016

Told lines were much longer earlier the morning (no surprise). No Dems outside handing out voter suggestion cards though, which is a first, normally someone is out there every election with the cards on who/what to vote for. :-/

shopgirl

(23 posts)
130. I'm in Massachusetts
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:23 PM
Nov 2016

and I'll vote after work. Since Hillary's got Massachusetts, my vote won't matter much. However, my older sister, who hasn't voted in 30 years, despises Trump so much that she is voting this year for Hillary. The good news is she lives in New Hampshire

The Polack MSgt

(13,270 posts)
131. Southern Illinois - It's a fairly purple county
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:28 PM
Nov 2016

Corn wheat and soybean are the scenery out here.

Ran into my son at the polls, we were both there to vote on the way to work. Not a long line but filling up fast.

They had a stack of the "I Voted" stickers on a table by the exit, so I grabbed 3 for the obligatory Illinois Democrat joke.

STLDEM

(7 posts)
134. I just voted in St. Louis City
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:40 PM
Nov 2016

There was no line for my precinct but there are four precincts at my polling location and the other precincts had lines out the door. I lucked up. I was the 548th person to insert my ballot in the machine. The process went smoothly. There were no poll watchers. I chose a paper ballot because I don't trust the electronic machines.

prarie deem

(115 posts)
135. Raining here in Central Illinois.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:41 PM
Nov 2016

I was thrilled as I live in the most Republican part of this blue state. I was hoping the old white people would stay home. We vote in someone's garage 1/2 mile from my house - but it was packed. On off year elections probably less than 200 people vote. 293 had voted at 10:00 a.m. this morning.

There was no wait and this old white person went in and voted a straight democratic ticket. I always get upset because per usual, five categories did not even have a democrat running. So - I left them blank rather than voting for the Repub. We need to at least have candidates.

Runningdawg

(4,536 posts)
138. Tulsa OK
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:50 PM
Nov 2016

This was only the 2nd time we have voted at this location. I thought there was a good turnout for the primaries and it was much larger today. Its a Democratic neighborhood, one of the few in Tulsa.
My husband had an issue with the machine that took his completed ballot. It got stuck and shut down the machine. I got to witness the procedure for removing it and having him do it over again. The entire process took about 20 minutes. I can only imagine how that might have played out if we were voting in Trump territory.

Vinca

(50,527 posts)
139. Chesterfield, NH. Good turnout, no lines. Beautiful weather.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:50 PM
Nov 2016

This is probably the bluest area of New Hampshire, right next to Vermont. Lots of people standing amongst the Hillary signs outside and 1 poor woman holding fort with the Republican signs. Sometimes we get exit pollsters, but I didn't see any this time around.

renate

(13,776 posts)
140. voted by mail in the comfort of our own home
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 12:50 PM
Nov 2016

We had plenty of time to go through the voters' pamphlet and make our decisions carefully.

If we'd done it earlier I could have put the ballots in the mailbox, which I suppose is like being in line for 20 seconds, but I drove them to a dropoff box where there were election workers waiting to take them through the car window, so... in line for 30 seconds. Easy peasy.

I love Oregon and voting by mail.

JudyM

(29,424 posts)
141. Fairfax County in Northern (blue) VA, voted at noon, very few voters. :(
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 01:08 PM
Nov 2016

More rethug poll watchers inside than I'd ever seen.

We had more volunteers outside though, FWIW.

Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
142. Okay...
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 01:41 PM
Nov 2016

1. Virginia Beach, VA

2. Fair turnout, less than I'd expected but I eventually learned that I arrived after a huge mass of humanity already voted (7:30)

3. Heavy (70/30) Republican precinct...

Bobbie Jo

(14,341 posts)
144. I voted! Southwestern IN
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 01:54 PM
Nov 2016

Southern Indiana- reddest of red districts.

Took my lunch hour to drive 7 miles to my polling place. Walked right in (ID checked-hate this) and cast a straight Democratic ballot A friend of mine working the poll told me that the line was out the door first thing this morning. This was the first lull in the action today.

I cried a little on the way out to my car. Let's make history today!

Go Hill!

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
149. I voted!!! SW PA
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:10 PM
Nov 2016

Small rural precinct in western PA ("trumpland&quot . No line. I went right in and signed the book and went to the machine. Easy peasy!

They had 3 machines instead of two. I was #347 at noon, which seems like high turnout for here. Lots of trump signs lining the road to the polling place. One Hillary sign at the polling place. I wore white!

July

(4,756 posts)
152. 50 minutes in line in Center City Philly.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:19 PM
Nov 2016

Never had lines for my previous votes in this precinct.

All ages, many elderly people, several couples with babies, a number of dogs, apparently many ethnicities, though the majority were white. Lots of chatter indicating strong Hillary support. Heard one older woman explaining her white outfit to another woman.

At the sign-in table there was an apparent poll watcher checking with the two poll workers every time a person signed in so that she could write the name and affiliation in a notebook.

No politicking, but I did see one couple dressed in the flag; he in a hideous sweater and she in a denim jacket adorned with flag and star appliques. I guess they were patrioticker than the rest of us.

Siwsan

(26,743 posts)
154. Flint Township, MI
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:22 PM
Nov 2016

A long line for the other precinct at my poling place, but I was able to walk right in. It was 9 am. Apparently the rush for my precinct had just ended. I was #110. During the mid-terms I've voted in the afternoon and my number was far, far lower so I think the turn out will be good.

I'm in a heavily Democratic area. 4 of the township positions and 5 of the county positions were on the ballot with no GOP candidates.

IrishEyes

(3,275 posts)
156. New York, NY
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:25 PM
Nov 2016

I went to the polling place at around 6:15 am and I was out in about 15 minutes or so. There were about 20 people there not including the people working. I only had to wait a couple of minutes. I live in a more republican area of NYC. There are a lot of older, white, religious people. I saw a bunch of people walking toward the polling place when I left.

Everyone was talking about voting at work. Most of the people I work with had long lines but they all waited between 30 minutes to an hour to vote this morning. One man gave up and is voting after work. Some of my colleagues are voting after work. One guy admitted that he did not register to vote. I counted the "I Voted" stickers that people were wearing on my way to work and there were 30.

I think high voter turnout is good anywhere. The more people that vote, the better chance that Trump will lose badly.

pansypoo53219

(21,226 posts)
162. 12:30 pm, schoolhouse. conservative milw south side.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:52 PM
Nov 2016

tiny line, but a table full or registering hispanics. i have met many puerto ricans in milw. go figure. TACO TRUCKS.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,708 posts)
164. I had a good experience!
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:55 PM
Nov 2016

Our local voting place is in a community room at a local church down the block. It's in Manhattan Beach, CA.

The turnout was better than I've ever seen it!

Lots of folks voting. One official told me that when they opened at 7 A.M. the line was into the parking lot. I was voter #166 at my table, and the other table had a lot more voters (I should have asked, but didn't.).

Everybody behaving, smiling, talking. No sign of "official" poll watchers. Our area is mixed D/R. And the Republicans tend to be moderate most of the time.

I saw lots of folks in blue shirts (me too!).

There was a line to get in, and a line for a voting booth. It still didn't take very long. I think I was in and out in about 10 minutes.

I feel very optimistic about the outcome!

Neema

(1,151 posts)
165. Mine was great (2 weeks ago in a very blue state), but a friend just reported in Kentucky that
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 03:01 PM
Nov 2016

there was only one machine and no paper ballots because they didn't expect a lot of turnout.

catbyte

(34,871 posts)
167. I voted in Lansing, MI. I live about 2 miles from MSU, so there were a lot of young people
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 03:02 PM
Nov 2016

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voting which was very nice to see. I moved to Lansing from Grand Rapids in June, so this was only my second time voting at this polling place. The first time was the primary, and it was MUCH slower than today. I was the 15th person in line, and the 271st person to vote, which I guess is pretty high. There were African Americans, Asian Americans Hispanics, Native American (me ), and White people. There was a mixture of ages. Everybody was friendly, polite, and seemed to be voting with purpose. I didn't see anybody who looked like a Trumpster, but you never know. There were big signs in the parking lot with "NO CAMPAIGNING BEYOND THIS POINT" printed on them, and a spacious "Poll Watcher" section, which was being used by a nice senior African American lady in a scooter waiting for her daughter to vote . It was pretty awesome, because her daughter had brought HER daughter, who looked to be about 10. I overheard them in the parking lot afterwards, and she said to her granddaughter, "Remember this day, dear. You just saw your mom and grandma help elect the first woman president, now let's get you to school!" The little girl smiled broadly. It was pretty awesome.

The weather is a tad dicey, 57F and misting rain on and off, but not bad for Michigan in November. All in all, a great polling experience.

DeminPennswoods

(15,627 posts)
168. Update from Beaver County PA
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 03:13 PM
Nov 2016

County elections officlals report high turnout. One precinct had already gotten 1/4 of its 2000 RVs voted. But both the incumbent D and R challenger for the state house seat are from that particular area.

I drove past both my former and current precincts around 1PM. Neither was busy unlike this morning when there was a line at my current poll. This might be one of these high interest elections where everyone shows up to vote early in the day with few voters turning out from 4-8PM. I experienced that a couple times in Philadelphia, where we got a big crush of voters between 7 and lunch, then a trickle the rest of the day when usually there's an uptick around 4-6, then back to almost no voters when Rendell ran for governor.

nightwing1240

(1,996 posts)
169. My wife, son and I voted in Dover, Ohio
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 03:14 PM
Nov 2016

The turnout was larger than expected, primarily a Re thug area but noticed several AA at the polls when we arrived. Process was simple, no thugs in sight!

Of course we were ALL proud to vote Hillary!

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,709 posts)
177. Minneapolis, about 10:00 a.m.
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:20 PM
Nov 2016

Very much a Democratic area - Hillary signs all over the place. The polling place (the community center building at Martin Luther King Park) was busy but I didn't have to wait in line more than a few minutes. They told me that earlier in the morning the lines stretched out the door all the way to the sidewalk. I guess I hit the mid-morning lull.

There are a fair number of Somali immigrants in this area. I hope those who are eligible to vote will do so in droves. There's also a Somali refugee running for the state legislature (not my district or I'd have voted for her). She's a Democrat and she's likely to win. Take that, Trump.

helpisontheway

(5,033 posts)
178. Voted today in Williamsburg,VA with two of my
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:20 PM
Nov 2016

sons. We were finished within 5 minutes. Both of my sons voted for the first time. The ladies that checked their IDs said "First time voters!" and everyone in the room cheered. 😁

LSK

(36,846 posts)
183. Suburban Chicago (purple area)
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:38 PM
Nov 2016

Lots of voting booths (25) in a school gymnasium. 2 min line to get ballot. Total process maybe 10 minutes.

Moostache

(9,967 posts)
188. Missouriís 2nd Congressional District
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:45 PM
Nov 2016

This was a breeze.

Poling place had approximately 40-50 "booths" (which were really just 3-panel cardboard / presentation boards at long tables with folding chairs for each "booth&quot . Got my ballot in under 30 seconds...they actually scan Missouri Driver's License, which I did not realize had a scanning enabled chip in it. I voted in less than 5 minutes (straight Democratic ticket with the exception of state rep district that had no Dem challenger and only an R and L...that one got a write in candidate...ME! I got a vote for state office today!) and was out the door and on my way in all under 15 minutes total, including a quick conversation with a mom of one of my kid's friends.

No issues here...other than knowing my vote for Hillary is not going to matter in red state hell East Kansas.

Too bad this district was gerrymandered to a "safe R" seat in 2010...this is the old Dick Gephardt district, but the Chrysler plant that once cemented this region is long gone now...actually razed the whole thing a few years back.

Tsiyu

(18,186 posts)
190. Sleepy community that wavers, but trending red
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:53 PM
Nov 2016

Polite election officials, no line, sticker received.

Did I mention how great it felt to vote for Hillary?


Poll workers mentioned turnout was pretty good.

Bucky

(54,554 posts)
197. I was in and out faster than on a date with your mom
Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:14 PM
Nov 2016

No line at all when you vote in downtown Houston at 2pm.

I swiped an extra "I voted" sticker so I could make a fun, new facebook profile picture.

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