Report from the polling place

In the 2012 election, I wandered in at the usual time — just before 5 pm, two hours before the polls close — and got out in half an hour with ballot #1211 for the precinct. For a mid-termer, I figured half the time and half the turnout would be more than acceptable.

And it was a little busier than that: I cast #783 at 5:07 pm. There was no line, really, but there was only one booth when I signed in, and fortunately, I’d already made up my mind on most of the races. (I admit, I totally forgot Lieutenant Governor.)

A few folks had address or identification issues, but so far as I could tell, no one at the time was being turned away: provisional ballots are not exactly routine, but everyone on site knew the procedure, which is always a good thing.





1 comment

  1. fillyjonk »

    4 November 2014 · 6:54 pm

    When I went here (around 1:30), it was busy but not overrun. One guy was apparently arguing with a poll worker over the fact that he was being asked to file a provisional ballot (something about his address not matching, I think). I didn’t have to wait in line, it took me about five minutes, thanks to looking the ballot up online first and reading the state questions ahead of time.

    I will say it was busier than the other midterms I’ve voted in here. Make of that what you will.

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