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Just wondering what the people who have used the new voting procedures in the towns that have them this year, think of them? I voted using them. Does neatness count? This being the first time around it does take longer to actually cast your vote.... I wonder if the lines start getting long this evening how many people won't wait ... For that reason and the newness my gut tells me these things may end up playing a small role in some close elections this year. Any thoughts?
Anon 8:58,I work with quite a few people who used the new process this morning, some of which have been heavily involved in campaigns and government in thier previous jobs. They loved it. In having conversations with them, it appears that Sen. Lieberman's name was much more noticable on thier ballot as opposed to his subterranian position in the standard voting booth. That said, they said it was a refreshing new way to cast thier votes and thought that the process was much easier than in the present alternative. Let's just hope and pray that there isn;t a hanging chad type of incident on the horizon...
I thought that the new voting method wasn't a big deal. The lines moved really fast but they were very long... So I guess that is a good thing. =)But wow were the older voters upset about it. No Lieberman presence at my polling place. The state rep was there shaking hands and one lady doing a poor job of asking for people to vote for Lamont.
Anyone have any predictions about voter turnout? I thought I heard Secretary of State Bysiewicz predicting a 65% turnout. Some of the other blogs are reporting that turnout seems heavier than it was in 2004. 2004 had about a 65% turnout statewide.Any reports of problems with polling places? Everything I'm hearing is that polling is going very smoothly.
ConnCon has some interesting election day posts.
More on what's wrong in Jodi's camp and why CT needs an Inspector General to stop Blumenthal's inherent conflict of interests when investigating problems in CT government.
Turnout heavy in the lower part of the Fifth CD. Lines despite the fact that there are in effect twice as many voting machines as there used to be with the lever machines. No technical hitches either.A few GOTV hitches though, unfortunately. But nothing life threatening.
One district in Bridgeport already has over 100% turnout!
I wonder who the dead are supporting this time around?
If the dead vote for their own, and Chris Matthews is right, then they should be going for Lieberman.Word is that the district is part of Bill Finch's district, which adds to that speculation.
> If the dead vote for their own, and Chris Matthews is right, then they should be going for Lieberman.That's true, just look how much time and effort Lieberman has put into expanding the ranks of the dead, and in a bi-partisan fashion. Republican or Democrat, you're equally encouraged to die for the historically disproven theory that democracy can be socially engineered by an external culture.
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