Tuesday, November 4, 2008

QOTD: How did your vote go???

I voted last Thursday, I waited 4 hours to early vote so I wouldn't have to worry about it today.

MiniMe's schools is a polling place, and the principle got spooked at the potential for chaos today, so he canceled school today. , That really went over well at work. LMAO I laugh but Imma be out of a job in a minute! lmaoo It is kind of funny though, my job is located downtown Chicago, in the heart of where the big party is going to be. The mayor asked all businesses to close early, as a security precaution and so people can get the hell out of downtown and my store is remaining open.

I guess the potential for making money with maybe 100,000 people descending upon downtown Chicago is just too much to pass by.

Anywaysss,  Mom went at 5:45 this morning, was in the front part of the line and was done 20 minutes  after the polls opened at 6.

When she left, the line was halfway down the block and my grandfather was at the end of the line.

So, how did it go when you voted???  Was it quick, or a long wait???

I am sure it was pretty quick for this guy... LOL


48 comments:

  1. In and out, I was the only person in line at 9:30 :) Woohooooooooooo

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  2. Hubby and I voted several weeks ago through mail..Obama all the way..
    We are scheduled to take 4 senior citizens to vote at 2 so we will gear up for that..I dont do long lines...first time I voted here in Phoenix after I married ..the line was so damn long I swore I would early vote by mail and I have done that since then.
    Girl if I lived close I would keep Mimime with me..you wouldnt have no baby..she would be my girl ..and you never have a problem with a babysitter..we love kids! (smiles)

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  3. Voted absentee ballot weeks ago...no line, no worries no nothing.

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  4. i voted a week or so ago, waited in line 35 or so minutes,. was cold as hell

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  5. im SURE! compared to Chicago, I cant even complain about cold

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  6. polls opened @ 7, I got there 7:15... was done @ 8:30

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  7. it is currently 64 degrees. i should have waited until today. LMAO

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  8. I'm so mad, I meant to be there @ 7... Oh well. at least it wasn't 35 degrees and snowing or raining.

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  9. I voted early... it took me about an hour. i wasn't as much worried about the lines as trying to keep three kids occupied while i waited.

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  10. I voted early... it took me about an hour. i wasn't as much worried about the lines as trying to keep three kids occupied while i waited.

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  11. Got there a little after 6, and was done in about 30 minutes. It was great... everyone was in great spirits.

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  12. 4 hours with one was enough for me, couldnt imagine it with 3!

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  13. yes, everyone was in great spirits when i voted as well, and it was cooooooold last thursday. we just kept cracking jokes.

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  14. I voted two weeks ago at the Jackson Park Field House...I got there at 8:30 and it was already a line starting...IT WAS GREAT!!! And we had the latest and greatest machines to use!!!

    My Mama is an election judge over at Bryn Mawr Elementary...I'm sorry...BOUCHETTE (still Bryn Mawr to me...as if changing the name can change the fact that school is the PITS)...and I talked to her at 6:15 this morning...and she was like...IT'S 50 PEOPLE IN LINE ALREADY!!! Now you have to understand...I Love my People...I truly do...BUT WE DON'T VOTE! And the fact that folks were already lined up that early in the morning...because, I Love my people...I truly do...BUT WE DON'T WANT TO GET OUR ASS OUT THE BED...made my heart flip!!!

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  15. I know right??? I have been teary eyed all day!

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  16. This morning when Sayntj got home, he and I were talking about Obama's speech last night ...and I'm getting all teary eyed...and he was like...ARRGH!!!

    Can't help it though!!!

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  17. Voted a few weeks ago! I'm wearing my Barack tee all the day long. Good luck with the party crowds...if it's anything like the fireworks, you are in for the time of your life again...LOL

    I'm staying home where the kids and me will party all nite, eat pizza and watch the returns. Hubby is gone have an experience trying get home from work tonight. He gone have to hit Western or somethin to avoid that beastly traffic around Grant Park.

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  18. I got to my polling place at 5:50 and once the doors opened we thought it was gonna be smooth.. The school did some renovations since the last time we held an election and nearly half the space that it once was... was no more.. So the space was kinda cramped and the workers did a pretty poor job of directing us in the proper lines... But because it was early and people were just filing in, I imagined it would take a minute to get a rhythm going... But I was in and out in 40 minutes or a lil over..

    I just hope they've cleared up the lil malfunction so people could get in and out a lot smoother.. I heard a few people getting frustrated and the worst thing to do is get a bunch of people frustrated and angry... that usually makes people wanna give up... But I think the attitude was overall good..

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  19. oh yeahhhh

    and i wonder if the city is gonna be able to snap back in time....

    especially if the returns are late....

    i am expecting it will be cuz as long as people are in line when the polls close, they get to vote....

    and there may be a mad dash at the 5 and 6 o'clock hours to vote....

    making the last ballot not being cast until very late....

    oy vey

    i am getting toooo anxious!!!!

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  20. yeah...

    *we* get a little bit of the polling judge power....

    and lose our natural minds. lmaooo

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  21. It took me all of 15 minutes. I can see the polling place from my bedroom window.

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  22. I wish I had my camera with me.. One of the judges or election officials there look just like Pop from the Wayan's brothers... Gray suit and white shoes and all... I think he dressed like that on purpose, because he was actually trying to keep people smiling around there... which I think is a good thing.. because he probably knew it would be some congestion and aggrevation..

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  23. Lawd, not the white Stacy Adams....LOL

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  24. Im just wondering... out of all the elections I've ever paid attention to... come election day there is always a shit load of placards and signs posted up in the grass just outside the polling places entrance and men and women handing out leaflets of which party to vote for... But today I hardly saw any... Not that I ever really take the leaflets from them or pay attention to the placards cuz my mind is already made up... I was just wondering why or if that was only in my area...

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  25. well, i believe all campaigning has to be at least 100 feet from the poll doors.

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  26. thats funny cuz the guy who was at the place i voted at had the shoes and the hat to match. lmaooo i believe it is called a fedora. he was just missing the feather. LMAOO and he had a pimp strut as he worked the lines. lmaoo

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  27. I get that part... but its like I dont see any signs... I dont see anyone outside the polling places to advocate for mccain or obama... unless its just in my area... Im just curious..

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  28. i think it could be cuz we are not a battleground state. obama has illinois in the bag.

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  29. Pimps and hustlers working the polling places looking for fly fresh young honeys... I bet he was an older man thinking he was the gift to all women... lol

    Did he bath in the cologne.. or did he use a moderate amount? lol you know the players gotta be smelled a mile away... lol

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  30. See.. I didnt even think about that... good catch..

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  31. he was bathed in cologne, with the signature gold pinkie ring, bracelet and necklace combo.. lmaoo I think he may have been a mason. lmaoo

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  32. They are handing out leaflets outside my job... I didn't stop to see who/what was printed on it.

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  33. I live in the hood so all the people outside my polling place were Demmies!

    Demmie 'til I die! :)

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  34. Lisa & Gigi!!! How in the sam hell did you two forget your cameras????

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  35. Ummmm baby sis went down to texas and took over my freaking camera... She let me see it long enough to get my pics off of it... but I havent seen it since... She's got a new beau now and thinks he may make an honest woman out of her, so she's gotta snap pictures of them every 5 minutes.. Damn heathens in love.. *bleck*

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  36. I dunnom, cuz you know i take it everywhere!!! I so regretted it when i got there and the line was loooooooong!

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  37. You should go out and get a couple of them for me...

    I dont really need them... but hey... lol

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  38. parking is about to be prohibited in one hour and stores (mine especially) insist on being open! i dont understand it!!!!

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  39. It took me 20 minutes...well, it took ME 2 minutes but the first woman in line (I was 10th) took 18 MINUTES TO FINISH HER TOUCH SCREEN!!! And what was with that 4 screens of judges to retain or boot? Shit.

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  40. I casted my vote at 8am... on the nose... It was bitter sweet... I had to stare at the screen for a miniute like wow this is really happening

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  41. How long did you wait?

    I went perusing the neighborhood, trynna see if the lines were long at the polling sites by my house, and there were no lines but then too, over here, there is a polling site every other block.

    i was kinda disappointed to not see lines and lines.

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