I voted. Did you?

Apparently, 4 p.m. was an excellent time to vote in my precinct here in KCMO. No line. Yay! When my sweetie went to vote at 6 a.m., he was in line for an hour. When he finished, the line was out the door, through the parking lot, and down the block.

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  1. petrini1

    November 4, 2008 at 10:40pm

    I voted last week. But today I worked at the polls as an “indoor poll checker” for the local office of the Democratic National Committee and the Obama Campaign. I worked at two different polling places. One of them, at Temple Beth El Synagogue, was packed when I was there between 10 a.m. and 12:30. And everyone said it had been a whole lot busier during morning rush hour. People had to wait quite a while, but most were good sports about it.

    The other polling place, the one for my own precinct, was at George Washington Middle School. It was not very busy between 1 and 2 p.m. But we’re a small precinct, and common consensus is that we’re so super-politically active and super-Democratic that hundreds of us voted early because we’d be working at the polls or canvassing on Election Day. As a checker, I had a list of people the party had identified as likely Democratic voters, based on donating to Democratic candidates, volunteering, voting in Democratic primaries, and attending caucuses. During the hour that I was there, of all the people who came in to vote, only TWO were not on my list! They may have been Republicans, or Democrats who hadn’t lived here long, or Democrats who just don’t volunteer or donate money.

    Bob voted there in the morning, during the busy pre-work hours. He said he had to wait about an hour, which doesn’t sound too bad.

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  2. kalimeg

    November 4, 2008 at 11:11pm

    My wait was about 30 minutes, and I got to work on time. Not bad considering that the line was about 3 times longer than usual.

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  3. Anonymous

    November 4, 2008 at 11:26pm

    I did not have to wait at all. I went about 4:30 p.m. This morning people were parking on my block and walking to the polling places, but I had no trouble parking and no line. Looking forward to watching the results.

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