We got your turnout right here

This year, they consolidated two precincts into a single polling place, but hardly anyone showed up for 181, while 195 was busy as all get-out, as the old folks used to say. Still: in and out in thirty minutes flat, with ballot #1211, assuming I read the newfangled machine correctly. (This location can accommodate at least 18 voters at a time; the ballots are barcoded by precinct.)

A lot of youngsters were along for the ride, and not one of them within earshot acted up.


  1. Roger Green »

    7 November 2012 · 12:39 am

    I voted at 6 am, was home by 6:08.
    OK had the 4th highest Romney majority, according to NBC, FWIW.

  2. Tatyana »

    7 November 2012 · 6:49 am

    My ballot was #71 (in my district, I think).
    A guy in knitted cap behind me in line to the ballot table was talking non-stop w/ his GF, usual liberal masturbati self-pleasing talk, and loud, too. I turned and said: You are not the strong, silent type, are you? – He was so delusional, he thought I am paying him a compliment

  3. fillyjonk »

    7 November 2012 · 7:09 am

    Tat, at least in some jurisdictions, that kind of talk could be regarded as “electioneering,” especially if it’s loud enough that other people have to hear it.

    It was funny at my polling place, standing in line, how carefully everyone avoided the actual topic of voting and who was being voted for. (And how polite everyone was! Good job, citizens!) I like my community even better after having spent an hour and fifteen minutes standing in line at the Elections Board.

  4. CGHill »

    7 November 2012 · 7:19 am

    Most of the chatter around me was at the level of “Look at them yo-yos. That’s the way you do it.” Nothing I might have found useful.

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