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Go Vote

posted by Jason Boyett

After an endless campaign season, it’s finally time to vote. Go do it, then come back here and report on your experience.

+ Did you vote early or wait until today?

+ Where did you vote?

+ Heavy turnout or not so much?

+ Who was there with you?

+ Did you go get a free cup of coffee from Starbucks with your “I voted” sticker? Or a free donut from Krispy Kreme?

(Please don’t feel like you have to reveal who you voted for. You can, of course, but it’s not necessary.)

Cool? Let’s discuss.



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Ken

posted November 4, 2008 at 8:08 am


Out at 4:00 AM placing signs for local candidates at various polling places in my district, timed it so I was at my polling place when the doors opened at 7:00.First time I’ve had to wait in line to vote – I would guess about 80 people in line.I would be willing to bet that no one has heard of any of the candidates I voted for – unless you happen to live in Delaware – knowing that my state’s three electoral votes are going to Obama/Biden freed me up to vote my true Libertarian leanings, and there were a few races on the ballot I just left blank (just couldn’t bring myself to support either of the two choices).



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rickyg

posted November 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm


I voted today at 1:50 pm. Not too interesting. I didn’t vote with my morals but with my convictions. Obama ’08.



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Jason Boyett

posted November 4, 2008 at 3:40 pm


I voted at 3:15 pm today at our local polling place: a deaf church my mom helped start several years ago. We waited until both our kids got out of school, and I joined them and my wife there. Both kids have been paying attention to the election — they voted today in their classes — and wanted to see what it was like to vote. Owen went with Aimee and Ellie went with me, and we let them push the buttons. Regardless of the outcome, I hope they remember that they got to participate, in a small way, in this historic election.No lines or waiting at all, by the way. But my precinct has a lot of older people, and I bet they voted this morning.



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Haley Ballast

posted November 4, 2008 at 4:39 pm


I voted absentee last week, so much less stressful! Especially since I literally would have had to get a babysitter to vote today, or else miss out on precious family time after Daddy gets home. The kiddos’ Daddy of course, not mine… ok this is getting off track! Anyway, I like having as much time as I feel like taking to make each choice, so absentee is great for me.



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rf

posted November 4, 2008 at 5:20 pm


I arrived at our polling place at 7:46 this morning. Turn out was incredibly heavy. I usually wait for 10 mins to vote. This morning I waited for 1 hr 40 mins.I voted for Bob Barr, the Libertarian, because I think that the two big party candidates are clowns.Also, I passed a Church sign today that read: “Pray For Election”Question: Do you think they meant “Pray for God’s will to be done in the outcome of today’s elections”? Or… Do you think that it’s just a church full of Calvinists?



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jason

posted November 4, 2008 at 8:12 pm


…perhaps they lack a proof-reader?I voted this morning, had to park in overflow and wait a few minutes to get my ballot. We use paper ballots in Cuyahoga County, OH, which I think actually helped with the whole process. It was crowded, but quick.



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Jen

posted November 6, 2008 at 2:23 pm


I voted early… around 1pm last Saturday, at one of my favorite places… the library! (I early voted partly for the selfish, lazy reason that I didn’t want to get up extra early to go vote before work on Tuesday. :))It really wasn’t that crowded when I went… I’d been hearing stories about people waiting for hours, but when I arrived with my mom and sister, there were only about 4 people ahead of us. The whole thing was very quick and… the poll workers were delightful and very efficient.We had paper ballots, which was a little different for me. (Normally my precinct has touchscreens.) But they were the kind you fill in with a pen, so no worries about hanging chads here! (Making the obligatory Florida joke so you don’t have to!)And of course I got my free Starbucks! I got a free Chick-fil-A sandwich for lunch too, but they took my sticker. :(



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