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November 02, 2004
Voting in NC

A few observations...

I got to my polling place at 11:20 this morning. I had expected it to be a bit busier than usual, but this really surprised me.


[The cars are those of physically disabled voters, who are allowed to vote at the curbside.]

The last time I voted, I had a waiting time of zero minutes. Today, the wait was about 35 minutes. The line was much longer at 11:20 than it was at noon, when I took the picture.

The poll workers — the same batch as always — were their usual polite helpful selves.

Though there were campaigners from both parties present, they strictly observed the 100-foot rule we have here. I observed no misbehavior of any sort at the polling place. As in the past, no ID was required to vote — just state your name and address, sign the form, and take your ballot. We need to change that.

North Carolina is about as safe a state for President Bush as there is, yet the turnout is rather heavy — prompted, no doubt, by the down-ballot races, the US Senate and NC governor races particularly.

It's a great day to be an American.

Posted by Russ at 12:59 PM, November 2, 2004 in Politics

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Down here in York county (South Carolina), you had to show your voter registration, sign the book, and that was it. I do agree that a valid form of state I.D. should be mandatory. Anyway, at 7am this morning, the wait in line was about 40 - 50 minutes. And I had to bring my three kids with me (thankfully my husband was there to help), and it was raining. But Hell and high water was not gonna stop me from casting my vote for President Bush.

Didn't y'all in NC get to start voting two weeks early if you so chose? Maybe that's why your lines weren't too horrid?

Posted by: Kricket at November 2, 2004 01:49 PM

Yes, I think early voting was an option, but I wasn't paying much attention to it, I'm afraid.

That long in line w/ 3 kids? Ouch. Do you use leashes? :-)

Posted by: Russ at November 2, 2004 01:54 PM

Leashes, tasors, tranquilizers - whichever is most effective on each child. hehehehe, seriously, they were pretty good since daddy was there.

Posted by: Kricket at November 2, 2004 02:03 PM