2 hours to vote early today!

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    Oct 27, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    2 hours and 8 minutes, to be exact. At least the wait was indoors at an air-conditioned Fort Lauderdale library. Heaviest voter turnout in anyone's memory.

    I voted 100% Democratic, and NO on our Florida Prop 2 to amend the state constitution to prevent gay marriage. Used the paper ballot & optical scanner method, no hanging chads this year.
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    and Obama is winning 60%-40% in early voting. Thanks for being a part of that 60. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    Thanks, but the downside is now I wanna know the results! I've never voted early before, except sometimes absentee in the Army, and always know the results that night or next morning. Except that one time in 2000, that is best forgotten...
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
    Congrats ...
    You dipped your finger in the proverbial purple ink well icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    It took me all of 15 minutes this morning. The line was about 50 deep and growing by the time I was finished though.
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    Oct 27, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    An hour and a half for me.
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    Oct 28, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
    it took me an hour but it wasn't bad cause some woman was handing out copies of "the purpose driven life" by rick warren.

    arguments with those people entertain the hell out of me.
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    Oct 28, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    I waited two hours the Monday the polls opened. But, I had to because I was flying out of the country for three months on Tuesday.

    My question to everyone else is why would you wait two hours or more in line to vote early if you don't have to? I don't get it.

    Lines on the 4th shouldn't be nearly as long because polling centers are more numerous and you have to vote at your designated center. So, there will be a certain number of people to handle and lines should be very short or non-existent.

    So, what's the motivation to stand in a two-hour line to vote early?
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    Oct 28, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    halltd saidSo, what's the motivation to stand in a two-hour line to vote early?


    1. This is my first Florida election, newly registered, and I wanted a safety margin in case things got screwed up.

    2. I had no guarantee my local assigned polling place wouldn't be just as crowded or worse.

    3. I could wait inside an air-conditioned building at the early voting location. Any line at my smaller local polling place will be mostly outside.

    4. My partner has Election Day off, and doesn't work Mondays, so it gives us a 4-day weekend.

    5. I was given a priceless "I Voted Early" sticker at the poll, which I may now auction on eBay.