I just returned from voting. It took less than five minutes and that was only because I had to register since I moved last year. There was no waiting to actually vote.
I’m not sure this is a good thing. It seems most people were expecting a much longer wait since they all brought books, crossword puzzles or something else to entertain themselves with.
There were a couple of guys outside, who were registering as well, who joked that any dems must come back tomorrow to vote since today was the republican voting day. No one took them seriously and all had a chuckle about it.
As I left my house a couple of Obama Girls were knocking on doors to remind people to vote. They asked if they could hang a sign on my door for Obama.
“Sure, it’ll prevent another one of you from knocking on my door.”
They agreed and left the door hanger.
All in all it was a normal voting moment. I got my red sticker and placed in on the fridge.
Has anyone faced any problems voting today?
One of my friends came home from work prior to THE BIG DAY to find eleven messages waiting for her about her vote. One of them claimed to be from a state election official advising that, because of anticipated record voter turnout, he had authorized a second day of voting in Virginia. All persons voting for the Republican candidate were instructed to vote on Nov 4, and those voting for Democrats were to vote on Nov 5.