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My work is done

We were at the polling place by 5:55 am, hoping to be the first on line. Suprisingly, there was already a long line of voters waiting to get in when we arrived. I live in an historically apathetic precinct, so I was suprised to see so many people there at such an ungodly hour. Unfortunately, a good portion of the cars lined up by the curb were sporting bumper stickers of the "Anybody But Bush" variety (save for that one car with the Badnarik sticker). Well, this is New York. When we left the polling place, the cars were streaming in and people were arriving in packs. Yes, packs! I'm expecting the turnout today will be HUGE. Get out there and vote. I don't care who you vote for, just exercise the freedom that has been afforded to you. Today, we should celebrate our democracy. We can get to the burning and pillaging tonight.

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I'll have to deal with being voter #15 in my precinct =)

Ton of people there, frankly. Got there about 6:15, and the cars were rolling up.

Voted two weeks ago by mail.
Will be waiting to hear if they count my vote in Ohio this time around.

As Voter 72 in my precinct I am glad that is over so I can enjoy the rest of the silliness today. :)

Viva Bush

I got there at 5:55 a.m. and was the second voter in my election district. But there were about 30 to 35 people in the gymnasium behind me. During the primaries, I was all alone at the same time.

One other report: None of the 90-year old Election officials or poll watchers intimidated me one iota. So the right to vote is alive and well.

Heh. Two of the six voting machines at my polling place were broken by 7:30.

Still, there was a line out the door and doooown the sidewalk by the time I finished. And they all seemed eager to wait it out.

My wife and I voted early on October 22nd. We arrived at the polling place at 2 PM and stood in line for about an hour. The poll workers told me that turnout had been very high (later reports indicated upwards of 30,000 people voted early in very Republican El Paso county, Colorado).

I expect turnout to be very heavy this year. Remember what Hugh Hewitt said, "If it's not close, they can't cheat", at least not enough to win. If Drudge's report from Philly is accurate, they're sure going to try.

Showed up at my polling place at 8:10, and was out by 8:15. Only delay was the strange fact that there were no "A-Ls" at the precinct table and four "M-Zs". First time I've ever been told I could sit at an open table to fill out my (paper) ballot, if I didn't want to wait for an open booth.

I was voter #80 at about 7:45am in NJ.

I changed my answering machine at home: "You have reached xxx-xxx-xxxx. All registered voters at this residence have already voted. Please do not call back."

Polls opened at 7:30 this morning.

I got htere at 7:30 and got out at 8:30.

There was roughly 50 people in line ahead of me when I arrived.