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When I arrived at my polling precinct, there was a long line. Fortunately, mine is in a large church lobby area between the sanctuary and the educational wing, so we had seats and could wait in comfort; quite important as it was raining or drizzling most of the day.

My wait was 2 hours and 40 minutes..and it took just under two minutes for me to vote. We have electronic voting machines, so chads are not a problem.

How long for you? BTW - I'm in Columbus, OH


-- Anonymous, November 02, 2004


I voted early. No wait at all. Be careful about boting often. . . it is afelony to vote more than once. I fear some of our people are being duped into trying to vote Early, vote Absentee and vote on election day. It is a felony in every state.

Be blessed Al paris

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2004

I arrived at the polls at 5:45a and the line was around the block! I'm in Northern Virginia. They were moving them through though and took about an hour 40.

God Bless,

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2004

I voted today around 12:30PM and it took me a grand total of 5 Minutes to cast my ballot! That's right, just 5 minutes. No confusion, no problems, no "poll watchers", nothing. My county in Florida (Leon) is the epitome of electoral efficiency. QED

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2004

Bro. Al, the "Vote Often" was totally tongue in cheek.

I wondered about the push for more people to vote by absentee ballot. I would have done so, but I did not fit the requirements. Next time I may (emphasis on MAY) decide to be "out of town" on election day and arrange to leave Columbus for a few briefly to keep some degree of honesty.

Bro. Bill, good for you. Some folks here in Central Ohio waited four or more hours and from what I understand, it was due to the long lines. The challengers and observers presented no problems and did not impede the process.

In some of our precincts, even though the line was shut down at 7:30 p.m., some did not get to vote until almost 11:00 p.m.

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2004

I live in PA in Delaware County and I had no problem in voting. I arrived at the poll at approximately 7:35AM and had a 15 minute wait. I was glad to see a good turnout.

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2004

Larry -

Since you reside in the "Buckeye State" let me pose this question. When will all of the provisional ballots in Ohio be counted? Looks like Ken Blackwell will be the most watched state public official over the next few days (assuming Kerry doesn't concede). QED

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2004

Larry -

My earlier question is now moot. I just read where Kerry is conceding at 1:00PM today. QED

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2004

Bro. Bill, even though your question may now be moot,perhaps you and others may be interested anyhow.

They are officially counted 11 days (why 11 days, I do not know) following the election. During the interim, the registrations of those who voted provisionally, all of which are on punch cards, are checked and verified. Then they are tablulated and within a day or so, the votes are certified by the Secretary of State.

FYI, Ken Blackwell, a Republican, was previously state auditor and due to term limitations, could not run for another term. He wanted to run for governor, but the party was backing Taft. During his time of trying to get endorsement for governor, he stated he did not want to be Secretary of State. Upon seeing no support for his efforts he accepted the nod to run for Secretary of State.

So he and the then Secretary of State, Betty Montgomery, switched positions as she also could not run for reelection. She is now the auditor.

Blackwell is positioning himself to run for governor in a couple of years as Taft is in his second and last term. Montgomery and State Auditor Jim Petro (both white) also plan to run for the GOP nomination. The national exposure of the last couple of weeks ought not hurt - if folks memory is long enough. He was also a strong backer of Bush.

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2004

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