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U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience? 821

Posted by timothy
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Today is Election Day in the U.S., and polls are open even in Hawaii now. The current Slashdot poll gives a snapshot of how many readers have voted or plan to vote; more rigorous and wide-based polls are easy to find. If you're taking part in today's election, what have you found? Did you or will you vote electronically, or on paper? How long did you wait to vote? Did you vote weeks ago by mail? How much time did you put into making your choices? It would be helpful if in comments you start the subject of your post with your 2-letter state abbreviation, like this: "TX - About to go get in line to push some buttons."
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U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

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  • by wawannem (591061) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @02:43PM (#41896621) Homepage
    Voted first thing this morning... Based on the number of commercials running in Ohio, and the tight margin between the candidates, I've been watching the news online expecting to see some controversy start brewing. Fortunately, I've been disappointed thusfar.
  • Really? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @02:49PM (#41896759)

    http://www.sos.georgia.gov/gaphotoid/default.htm [georgia.gov]

    A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @02:51PM (#41896811)

    You should have checked the law before going to the polls. According to the GA Secretary of State website, you can vote with an expired driver license: http://www.sos.georgia.gov/gaphotoid/default.htm

    What IDs are acceptable?
    -Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar's office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
    -A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired
    -Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
    -Valid U.S. passport ID
    -Valid U.S. military photo ID
    -Valid tribal photo ID

  • OH - voted in person (Score:4, Informative)

    by tylikcat (1578365) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @02:52PM (#41896829)

    Headed out latish in the morning to avoid the lines - things were busy, but not insane. No problems with my somewhat complicated ID. My helpful online guide had not given me all of the right judgeships on the ballot, so I ended up leaving a few blank having no clue as to who these people were. (It could be worse - my labmate had a similar experience, but in his case it cost him a chance to vote against the person who thinks that jihadists are trying to infiltrate textbooks with sharia law.)

    And I forgot about the excellent http://www.judge4yourself.com/ [judge4yourself.com] website, which could have helped considerably on my judgeships problems. No, really, if you're in Ohio, check it out.

    Generally painless. I do miss being able to sign up for absentee ballots and stay signed up, rather than having to re-do it every time.

  • WI: voted. (Score:5, Informative)

    by John Hasler (414242) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @02:57PM (#41896931) Homepage

    > what have you found?

    The usual: three elderly ladies at a table in the town hall, our 100 year old ballot box, a voting both, and an electronic voting machine (a new one: the manufacturer of the $6000 original went out of business and the machine could not be used without their support).

    > Did you or will you vote electronically, or on paper?

    Paper, of course. I could have voted "electronically" but I'm not that stupid.

    > How long did you wait to vote?

    Wait? I suppose if we had delayed until after supper we would have had ten minutes or so to chat with the neighbors.

    > Did you vote weeks ago by mail?

    I don't approve of that other than for extraordinary circumstances where a voter cannot possibly get to the polling place.

    > How much time did you put into making your choices?

    I made my decision long ago.

  • by jkauzlar (596349) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @04:12PM (#41898365) Homepage

    It also weeds out the elderly and other minorities. The voter ID laws are DESIGNED to weed out Obama's constituents. They laws are all in republican controlled states! Also, despite republicans' best efforts, they were unable to find a single case of an illegal immigrant trying to vote.

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