Tuesday, November 07, 2006

At the Voting Booth

Got any good stories from your polling place?

4 comments:

Chris MC said...

Here in Newtown the longest line was the one to process the ballot. Other than that, very quick in and out of the polls. As of 7:00 PM we were at 10,190 out of 15,876 voters, about 68%. This is way ahead of 2002, which was 59%and we were at 86% in 2006.

A lot of people vote between six and eight. Our poll closers are out now and the one thing we're waiting to learn is whether the polls will be packed at 8:00 PM....

way2moderate said...

Heard about some dust-ups involving high-strung moderators and long lines. Also, some confused voters who were misinformed by their registrars about where they should vote.

But I think we'll hear much more once the polls close.

Anonymous said...

In my town, where voters are split between the 2nd and 3rd Congressional districts (sometimes depending on which side of the street they live on)an election moderator, after consultation let some 3rd district voters vote in the 2nd congressional district race because she thought their street was inadvertently left off the list. They discovered the error early on (but after the voters left - not sure how they rectified that. Also, some grumbling about the privacy in the new election booths, which makes it very easy to have people see how you vote when you are walking to your booth or submitting the ballot through the machine. I'm not sure wjy our booths were positioned that way (very close to one another) but I think they really should be redesigned to afford voters more privacy. While I didn't care who saw how I voted, I think the privacy of our ballot process ensures the integrity of the vote.

Anonymous said...

That's not too encouraging since it is the closest Congressional race in the state...