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BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 07:11 AM
Got there at 5:30 am. Polls opened at 6:00 am.

Left the polling place at 6:30 am.

1 hour wait. Very reasonable. I'm in the KC area.

What say you?

noa
11-04-2008, 07:12 AM
30 minutes. Arrived at 7:15, out by 7:45.

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 07:21 AM
30 minutes. Arrived at 7:15, out by 7:45.
where are you at?

noa
11-04-2008, 07:26 AM
where are you at?

New York...there's so many schools in the city where you can vote, so there are plenty of places to go. I heard that the school two blocks down had a line out the street, but the one I went to wasn't too bad. I'm guessing it was bad around 6 when it opened and it will get bad again later in the day.

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 07:28 AM
We need a national law to force state governments to allow early voting, absentee ballots without an excuse, more voting places and booths.

Nevada is a good model. Go vote at the mall, every single government office etc.

stevieray
11-04-2008, 07:30 AM
15 minutes

noa
11-04-2008, 07:31 AM
We need a national law to force state governments to allow early voting, absentee ballots without an excuse, more voting places and booths.

Nevada is a good model. Go vote at the mall, every single government office etc.

Yeah, when I see stories about 5 hour lines, I can't help but think how many people are deterred by that, and it affects both parties.

Stewie
11-04-2008, 07:31 AM
About 25 minutes in western Shawnee. I got there right at 6:00 am and was out the door at about 6:25. There were probably 75 in line when I got there, but they had 8 voting machines so it went pretty fast.

luv
11-04-2008, 07:33 AM
Arrived at 6:40, left at 7:05.

the Talking Can
11-04-2008, 07:33 AM
We need a national law to force state governments to allow early voting, absentee ballots without an excuse, more voting places and booths.

Nevada is a good model. Go vote at the mall, every single government office etc.

yes sir

it is a crime that people have to wait in line for hours, with a handful of machines


we claim voting is important...then we make it as difficult at possible to actually do....

Goapics1
11-04-2008, 07:54 AM
8:15 arrived
8:30 voted and left

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 07:55 AM
8:15 arrived
8:30 voted and left
In the KC area?

Goapics1
11-04-2008, 08:01 AM
In the KC area?

Central Indiana

ExtremeChief
11-04-2008, 08:05 AM
Arrived at 7:45. They didn't have my name on the list. They had to call the courthouse. They wrote in my name, I got a ballot, but they only have 2 voting booths so I sat at a table and marked my ballot. Done at 8:05.

Small town life has it's perks.

Guru
11-04-2008, 08:15 AM
5 minutes.

J Diddy
11-04-2008, 08:20 AM
no line, in and out both my wife and I in 10 minutes in joplin

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 08:21 AM
wow sounds like so far so good among Palneteers anyway

tiptap
11-04-2008, 08:38 AM
My wait was 25 minutes at 6:00 to 6:25. However I noticed that Gov Blunt had his "Men in Black" holding a parking place for him in front of the Elementary School around 8:00. He was going to get in and out a lot quicker I suspect.

Swanman
11-04-2008, 08:40 AM
40 minutes in Aurora, IL. Huge turnout for a non-battleground state, but Illinois does have a vote on whether or not to hold a constitutional convention, so that's a pretty big deal in addition to the presidential election. All I can say is I would hate to live in Ohio today. If their early-voting lines were any indication, it will be a clusterf*** there today.

NewChief
11-04-2008, 08:45 AM
Wow. An hour would be insane to me. I can't imagine those people who have to wait 3-4 hours to vote. Anyway, I voted early. Due to construction on the county courthouse parking deck, it took me longer to park and walk to the courthouse than to actually vote. I think it took me about 15 minutes total. My wife voted this morning at 8:00am, and she said it took her about 15 minutes total.

alpha_omega
11-04-2008, 08:59 AM
No troubles here....

total time, probably 5 or 6 minutes.

Bob Dole
11-04-2008, 09:00 AM
Arrived at 7:10. Walked out completed at 7:37.

Goapics1
11-04-2008, 09:05 AM
Arrived at 7:10. Walked out completed at 7:37.

Did you vote?

luv
11-04-2008, 09:06 AM
We need a national law to force state governments to allow early voting, absentee ballots without an excuse, more voting places and booths.

Nevada is a good model. Go vote at the mall, every single government office etc.

Where I voted today, they had the different lines for different letters of the alphabet (mine being the D-G line). Each line had eight places in which to go sit and fill out your ballot. Get up, go stick it in the machine, and leave.

jiveturkey
11-04-2008, 09:08 AM
About 25 minutes for me in South Overland Park.

I'm scoring a free Chick-fil-a sandwich with my "I Voted" sticker.

Fat Elvis
11-04-2008, 09:14 AM
Short line in Topeka. About 4-5 ahead of me.

Baby Lee
11-04-2008, 09:22 AM
Left the house 8:40, got there, voted, went and got my free Starbucks, and back 5 min ago.

Saggysack
11-04-2008, 09:29 AM
Left the house 8:45am, 10 min walk with wife, 15min waiting in line, 5min to vote, 10 min walk back

triple
11-04-2008, 09:32 AM
About 25 minutes for me in South Overland Park.

I'm scoring a free Chick-fil-a sandwich with my "I Voted" sticker.

chik fil a made it up to KC? I didn't know that.

dangerously tasty.

Bearcat2005
11-04-2008, 09:39 AM
It was an 1:15 for me and I got there at 6 am. Live in Raytown.

OnTheWarpath58
11-04-2008, 09:40 AM
Arrived at 9:05.

Walked out at 9:30.

Ultra Peanut
11-04-2008, 09:45 AM
I got in and was voting within five minutes, but I seemed to have beaten a pretty decent crowd that showed up right behind me.

There was a Republican running unopposed on the ballot, so I also got to write in "Barry Handsome" as a fallback option for Dear Leader.

jiveturkey
11-04-2008, 09:45 AM
chik fil a made it up to KC? I didn't know that.

dangerously tasty.And how!

Sure-Oz
11-04-2008, 09:46 AM
My gf had to wait about an hour to vote at 6am this morning in NKC

Ultra Peanut
11-04-2008, 09:46 AM
Left the house 8:40, got there, voted, went and got my free Starbucks, and back 5 min ago.Queer.

jAZ
11-04-2008, 09:48 AM
We need a national law to force state governments to allow early voting, absentee ballots without an excuse, more voting places and booths.

Nevada is a good model. Go vote at the mall, every single government office etc.
I would imagine that if Dems win, they might enact legislation that lives up the Supreme Courts ruling on Bush v Gore that diverse systems for vote counting violates the equal protection clause.

If it were me, I'd require optical scan paper ballots with sharpies. That's what we use here, and it's cheap, scalable, auditable and mostly failsafe.

Almost too simple.

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 10:02 AM
Queer.
He's probably a socialist

Deberg_1990
11-04-2008, 10:07 AM
yes sir


we claim voting is important...then we make it as difficult at possible to actually do....

Internet voting?? Or too much chance for fraud?

Sully
11-04-2008, 10:08 AM
I'm going at approximately 3pm. I don't know whether to be afraid, or not.

OnTheWarpath58
11-04-2008, 10:14 AM
I'm going at approximately 3pm. I don't know whether to be afraid, or not.

You better take your guns.

I mean, small-scale rioting had already started at my polling place. By 3:00 things might be at a fever pitch.

:D

KC_Connection
11-04-2008, 10:15 AM
No wait. Got there at 8:20, left at 8:30.

Swanman
11-04-2008, 10:17 AM
Internet voting?? Or too much chance for fraud?

If we had internet voting, some write-in candidate would get eleventy billion votes because some 39-year-old in his mom's basement decided to stop playing MMOs for 3 hours and decided to screw up the election. I'm thinking Kevin Smith's character in Live Free or Die Hard.

Sully
11-04-2008, 10:17 AM
You better take your guns.

I mean, small-scale rioting had already started at my polling place. By 3:00 things might be at a fever pitch.

:D

I was going to tie the tires on my truck to trees, so it can't be tipped.

ROYC75
11-04-2008, 10:48 AM
Took me about 45 minutes this morning, not bad.

Now some came and went quickly since we had 2 districts at our location, guess they were still in bed.

HolmeZz
11-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Arrived at 6 AM. Voted at 6:50.

Carlota69
11-04-2008, 11:11 AM
I voted a couple of weeks ago. Took 5 mins. Nevada really is a good model, which is funny considering this state is so debaucherous in other ways. gambling, drinking whoring etc....

I watched some chick on TV this morning talk about the lines being too long too vote. Funny as a society, we are more than willing to wait 3 hours for the next hot ride at local Amusement park, or wait to buy the new Wii or stand in line for 2 hours to get into an overpriced nightclub to pay $20 a drink. We'll text our ass off to vote for the next American Idol. But wait in line for hours to vote for our next prez???? Nah, too much.

I really wanted to jump thru the TV and smack the stupid right off of her.

|Zach|
11-04-2008, 11:14 AM
In and out in 18 mins.

Voted at around 10:45.

SLAG
11-04-2008, 11:22 AM
Took me about 10-12Min, with the kids and everything, short lines here in Olathe

Mecca
11-04-2008, 11:23 AM
I was in and out in about 25 minutes.

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 11:27 AM
I voted a couple of weeks ago. Took 5 mins. Nevada really is a good model, which is funny considering this state is so debaucherous in other ways. gambling, drinking whoring etc....

I watched some chick on TV this morning talk about the lines being too long too vote. Funny as a society, we are more than willing to wait 3 hours for the next hot ride at local Amusement park, or wait to buy the new Wii or stand in line for 2 hours to get into an overpriced nightclub to pay $20 a drink. We'll text our ass off to vote for the next American Idol. But wait in line for hours to vote for our next prez???? Nah, too much.

I really wanted to jump thru the TV and smack the stupid right off of her.
Yeah, they showed the lines in South Africa to vote and it was a 2 day wait.

Just goes to show you if you really want it you will wait or else you can blow it off and go watch Oprah.

Carlota69
11-04-2008, 11:30 AM
Yeah, they showed the lines in South Africa to vote and it was a 2 day wait.

Just goes to show you if you really want it you will wait or else you can blow it off and go watch Oprah.

I odnt know about Oprah, but certainly these fools are probably running to watch "betcha cant dance" or something retarded like that.

ZootedGranny
11-04-2008, 11:32 AM
About two hours at Raytown Middle School.

The lines were split up into A-G, H-O, & P-Z.

For the H-Z folks, it took less than ten minutes. The A-G line doubled back on itself, and a couple of people left the line once they finally made it inside the building and realized they were nowhere near close to voting.

Iowanian
11-04-2008, 11:47 AM
I walked in, filled out my form....voted, made a mistake and had to get a 2nd ballot and was out in 10 minutes or less.

iowanians are efficient.

kstater
11-04-2008, 12:11 PM
I got into the booth in just a few minutes. But it took me a couple hours to fill out all the different ballots with all these ID's Acorn gave me to use.

Ultra Peanut
11-04-2008, 12:17 PM
About two hours at Raytown Middle School.

The lines were split up into A-G, H-O, & P-Z.

For the H-Z folks, it took less than ten minutes. The A-G line doubled back on itself, and a couple of people left the line once they finally made it inside the building and realized they were nowhere near close to voting.Should've thought about that before you picked Granny as a last name.

Ultra Peanut
11-04-2008, 12:18 PM
I walked in, filled out my form....voted, made a mistake and had to get a 2nd ballotIOWANIAN IS A SENILE BROWARD COUNTY VOTER!

Mecca
11-04-2008, 12:18 PM
My last name starts with a B so it's good I didn't vote there.

Pablo
11-04-2008, 12:19 PM
Took me about 20 minutes altogether. There were probably only 8-10 people ahead of me, but the folks running the show were old women and they were pretty slow getting people in.

tomahawk kid
11-04-2008, 12:20 PM
About 1 & 1/2 hours in the Liberty area.

Got to the polls at about 5:45 and was done at 7:20.

Mecca
11-04-2008, 12:21 PM
About 1 & 1/2 hours in the Liberty area.

Got to the polls at about 5:45 and was done at 7:20.

Wow I don't live all that far from Liberty and I didn't have much of a wait...

tomahawk kid
11-04-2008, 12:37 PM
Wow I don't live all that far from Liberty and I didn't have much of a wait...

Yes.

Abundant Life Church was evidentally the place to be this morning.

Buck
11-04-2008, 12:37 PM
I'm sure that Cali is gonna suck...

Not only do we have the Presidential Election (which won't be close in CA), but we have a couple big time propositions that are bringing people out.

Prop 2 - Animal Rights/ All Farm Animals Cages must have sufficient room for the animal to stand up turnaround and stretch out all of its limbs.

Prop 8 - Marriage is between a Man and a Woman only

Bowser
11-04-2008, 12:38 PM
In and out. No wait at all.

88TG88
11-04-2008, 12:40 PM
Arrived at 8:15
left at 8:25

OnTheWarpath58
11-04-2008, 12:44 PM
I'm sure that Cali is gonna suck...

Not only do we have the Presidential Election (which won't be close in CA), but we have a couple big time propositions that are bringing people out.

Prop 2 - Animal Rights/ All Farm Animals Cages must have sufficient room for the animal to stand up turnaround and stretch out all of its limbs.

Prop 8 - Marriage is between a Man and a Woman only



Is there blood in the streets yet?

Mecca
11-04-2008, 12:53 PM
Why is it cool to vote on other peoples rights? I don't understand that....

I want to know why it matters that anyone opposes gay marriage, it should not in any circumstance be ok to deny any person their rights. I personally think it's really really fucked up to put it on a ballot to be voted on, would anyone else like if they had their rights voted on? I'm sure back many years ago it was popular to say that minorities shouldn't have equal rights or that bi-racial marriage was wrong. Even of a majority of people appose something does not make it right.

Buck
11-04-2008, 12:58 PM
Is there blood in the streets yet?

For the Record,

I am voting for Obama

I am voting Yes on Prop 2 (Giving Animals more space)

I am voting No on Prop 8 (Meaning I believe its ok for Gay People to get married)

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 01:54 PM
An emotional day for a lot of people:


As I walked in, a very Johnson Countylooking woman exclaimed
"There are NO LINES!"

I told her "Great!" and walked on in, very excited that I wouldn't have to wait in line for 3 1/2 hours like I had at the caucuses.

Once I walked in, an older woman looked at me and said "Great to see you again!" I was surprised she recognized me. She said "Oh you were here in August, you're one of those good voters!" I was very proud and said thank you, I knew she meant it in a nice way, not a judgemental way.
As I stood there, waiting for a booth to open up, the morning announcements for the Middle School began.

They went over their usual business, and then concluded with the Pledge of Allegiance just as I started to walk towards my booth. I looked at everyone voting, and they all stood and gazed up at the sky in silence, pushing no buttons, but rather basking in the glory that is our country.
I listened to our pledge, and felt a sense of awe and pride. I got chills and it brought tears to my eyes.

I am voting for our first Black President; I am voting for Change, Hope, Resolution, and Joy; I am Voting for my son, my neices, my grandparents, my late father and late step mother; I am voting for the people of this country, who like myself have suffered in relative obscurity (the working poor); I am voting for the belief that we can each be the change we seek in the world.

I am voting because our founding fathers, the suffragettes and our civil rights leaders promised us that their dream, our dream, would be realized.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best:
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

So well put...I am proud to be an American today.

Heather

OnTheWarpath58
11-04-2008, 01:58 PM
For the Record,

I am voting for Obama

I am voting Yes on Prop 2 (Giving Animals more space)

I am voting No on Prop 8 (Meaning I believe its ok for Gay People to get married)

Better get locked and loaded.

Those roaming gangs of black, gay Muslim terrorists should be hitting town momentarily.

:D

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 02:45 PM
Better get locked and loaded.

Those roaming gangs of black, gay Muslim terrorists should be hitting town momentarily.

:D
But as long as they are not socialist's he should be good to go.

bkkcoh
11-04-2008, 03:42 PM
Voted in 20 minutes in north columbus @ 2:00.

tomahawk kid
11-04-2008, 03:47 PM
But as long as they are not socialist's he should be good to go.

Or Communists or Marxists.

Don't leave them out.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-04-2008, 04:04 PM
1 minute. Columbia, Mo. 2:30 pm.

MOhillbilly
11-04-2008, 04:08 PM
oh it took about two minutes.

Nightwish
11-04-2008, 04:30 PM
I voted this afternoon in Hazelwood. In at about 3:20, out by 3:40.

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 06:31 PM
Or Communists or Marxists.

Don't leave them out.
Sorry forgot those groups :clap:

BigMeatballDave
11-04-2008, 06:34 PM
15 minutes.

BucEyedPea
11-04-2008, 06:35 PM
No wait whatsoever. Went after the early morning work crowd.

BigMeatballDave
11-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Why is it cool to vote on other peoples rights? I don't understand that....

I want to know why it matters that anyone opposes gay marriage, it should not in any circumstance be ok to deny any person their rights. I personally think it's really really ****ed up to put it on a ballot to be voted on, would anyone else like if they had their rights voted on? I'm sure back many years ago it was popular to say that minorities shouldn't have equal rights or that bi-racial marriage was wrong. Even of a majority of people appose something does not make it right.Got a male friend you are interested in? NTTAWWT :D

banyon
11-04-2008, 06:42 PM
about 5 minutes, went after lunch at 1PM

BigRedChief
11-04-2008, 06:49 PM
about 5 minutes, went after lunch at 1PMdamn :clap:

Ebolapox
11-04-2008, 06:51 PM
about 20 minutes. got there at 9:25 am, left at 9:45 am.

Coach
11-04-2008, 06:57 PM
5 Mins.

acesn8s
11-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Just voted. No waiting.