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gnomi and I voted this morning. Our polling place is right around the corner from us, and voting started at 7 AM. However, since we were already set to go at 6:40 AM, we decided to walk over then and wait out the twenty minutes.

It's a good thing we did, too. We were voters #17 and #18, and while we were waiting to vote, the line got longer and longer. By the time we left, at 7:11 AM, the line was down the block.

Good sign, in my opnion.

I'll be taking the Limoliner to New York City this afternoon to spend the week with my Mom, and I'm going to help her get to the polls this evening. So I'll be seeing my first polling place again, where I last voted back in 1994. It's going to feel rather odd.

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My polling station was also scheduled to open at 7am, so I got there at 6:30 and was the fourth person in a rapidly forming queue. (Mine was also the first ballot in the counting machine.) By the time the polls opened, the line had snaked three times the length of the gymnasium and was well out into the parking lot and people were parking far down both sides of the street, having filled the school lots to overflowing.
This is a good sign! But even more important, this is happening in the rest of the country!

Today I have hope.
dogbite and I are going to vote a little later this morning, but vote we will.

Have a safe trip.
I got up early to vote, myself. There were a considerable number of people at my polling place, but we've also apparently got 6 districts in our area, so there were 6 districts all polling at the same location.

I was second in line for my district at 6:45 this morning. A couple of the other districts had anywhere between 8 and 12 people in line. One woman working the polls said that was very busy, which is either a sad commentary on previous turnout, or a sad commentary on how many districts they were cramming into that room.

May your trip down be safe and traffic-free, mabfan, and my best wishes to your mother.

Here's hoping Boston has something else to celebrate tonight. :)
One woman working the polls said that was very busy, which is either a sad commentary on previous turnout, or a sad commentary on how many districts they were cramming into that room.


I'd take it as a good sign, not a sad one. For it to be "busy" at 6:45a, just imagine what it will look like at 5:30p when everyone gets home from work! The vast majority of voters do so after work. :)
I just got back from the polls, reflections in my journal.

Have a safe trip!
The lobby of my condo (660 units!) is my new polling place, and voting started at 6a (!!!), but I was too big a slug this morning and forgot that I'd wanted to NOT hit the snooze bar quite so many times. So, I'll be ducking out of work early to go stand in line this evening.
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