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Did my Civic duty today...

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by TiffyChick, Oct 28, 2020.

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  1. TiffyChick

    TiffyChick Low-Roller

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    I voted today. It was a cold, gray day. I stood in line for THREE hours, masked up and socially distanced to keep people safe and hopping from one leg to the other to keep warm (fortunately, I took a potty break before I went to the polling location!). But I persevered and I got it done. I've decided for my troubles I will reward myself with a trip to Vegas tomorrow night. ;):D Next time I vote I think I'll be wise and bring snacks and a flask of something that will warm me up from the inside out. :haha:

    Has anyone else done early voting? How was the wait where you are?

    ***PLEASE don't make this post political. Keep your candidates and your politics reserved for your personal FB page. :ssst:***
     
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  2. greekjim

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    In Wisconsin, it looks like early voting is pretty well run here, even have drive thru voting and all. I did an absentee ballot for the first time this year
     
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  3. TiffyChick

    TiffyChick Low-Roller

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    You're lucky. It's been an absolute mess in Indiana. Very few polling locations, limited hours, ugh! :rolleyes2:
     
  4. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

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    Yay voting :woohoo::woot: Just got a notification that my mail ballot was recorded by the county registrar’s office and will be counted :thumbsup: Sorry you had to go through what you did to vote; of course, talking about why there are such widely varying levels in how easy/hard it is to vote would run afoul of your request and get Sonya to lock down this post, so I will refrain ;) To end on a happy note, my mom voted for the first time in 20+ years - go mom :):cool:
     
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  5. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    I mailed my absentee ballot on October 13 (Amazon Prime Day Yeah). Got a text notification 3 days later that my ballot was counted. Enjoy Vegas @TiffyChick
     
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  6. BlueBellThunder

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    Enjoy your trip. In NJ we can vote by mail or drop off your ballot that was mailed to you. I hope this system goes nation wide, as there would no longer be any excuses not to vote. Do you live in a heavily populated area? 3 hours is a long wait, the longest I ever waited was 15 minutes.
     
  7. ronc

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    I voted Monday morning. At 8 a.m., there was no line. Took about five minutes total.

    My wife voted yesterday at the same location. There was a 10 minute or so wait to get into vote. About 15 minutes overall for her voting experience.

    The machines used this year are much easier to use (and no touch--all done with a disposable stylus) than the previous model.
     
  8. vegas superfan

    vegas superfan High-Roller

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    Early voting in NY started when I was on a plane to Vegas and I will be here through the election, so I voted by mail.
     
  9. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Took me about 40 minutes on Monday. No Covid-19 symptoms yet! *Fingers Crossed*. The idea of 6 feet apart wasn't very well followed at all. But at least I think everyone was wearing a mask...
     
  10. HoyaHeel

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    Hubs and I voted early in-person, Oct 16. Second day of early voting - first day lines were really long (hubs drove by for reconnaissance - polling place right down road from his office). But the second day it was raining so no line.

    I checked later in the day and our votes were recorded as "accepted" on our board of elections website :)
     
  11. LB9

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    I did early voting last week, my wife and I waited about 15 seconds. It was fantastic, should have been doing this far earlier in life lol.

    I’ve heard of long lines everywhere across the US but where I live, nobody seems to be experiencing it, ostensibly due to a lot of polling places open.
     
  12. Tony Y

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    Voted in Brooklyn yesterday ten minutes in and out
     
  13. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Voted two weeks ago. Pretty organized for a new world of doing things. Watching people standing in line around the country makes me appreciate my <10 minute wait more so.
    The risk of November weather is too high for me to take the chance of waiting until Election Day. :)
     
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    I'm dropping my ballot in the dropbox today. There are SO many dropboxes and early voting sites in my county. I live 5 mins from a dropbox that just happens to be outside the Board of Elections.
     
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    I voted Tuesday. Took about 6 minutes total - drop my sealed ballot in the box and pulling out of the lot. Glad I did it this way because the line was LONNNNNG.
     
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    Voted on Monday. Hour and a half start to finish.
     
  17. Jer

    Jer I kinda did a thing...

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    I’ll be there when they open today. Hoping early on a Thursday equals no waiting.
     
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    Got it done. No line in Livingston, TX last week.

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    always vote by mail, no lines, no fuss
     
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    We voted three weeks ago, the day after we received our requested absentee ballot. Dropped them off at the city hall drop box. 5 minutes there and back home. The next day I checked on-line and they were received.

    It is a shame that some states/cities make this process so much harder then it needs to be.

    I read yesterday that more than 50% of the total ballots cast in 2016 have already been received this year.
     
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