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I'm slightly annoyed that I didn't get a sample ballot in the mail.

Among other things, this is my first election as a Madison voter, and it helps to know things like where you need to go to vote. What's on the ballot, other than presidential and local elections, would also have been useful.

The upstairs neighbors did get theirs today, however, and I peeked at the outside to confirm location. As expected, it's the location closest to my house (which is not in fact the high school).

Now, I just need time to stand in 2-hour-long lines with everyone else who has to work...

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ourika
Nov. 1st, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
You're going at 6am to vote, too?
collacentaur
Nov. 1st, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
Either 6 AM or 6 PM...

actually, there's no way I'll manage 6 AM. But I'll probably try for 7:30 or so.
ourika
Nov. 1st, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
Taoist_pagan and I have a date for tomorrow morning at 6am. We're going to drop off our mail-in ballots at 6am at our polling place, then go out for breakfast!
turtle_morn
Nov. 2nd, 2004 02:14 am (UTC)
Ug. I need to leave for work by 6:30 to get there on time, and I rarely head home before 6 or so at night. This is going to suck.
lurse
Nov. 1st, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC)
2 hour line??
collacentaur
Nov. 1st, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
That's what they're projecting it will be at peak times in many areas.
lurse
Nov. 1st, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
I've been going to the polls a lot longer than I've been allowed to vote, including in the evenings and I've never seen lines that long. What are they considering "peak" times?
collacentaur
Nov. 1st, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
Before and after work.

They're expecting the lines to be so much longer because of the vastly increased registration and the anticipated high voter turnout.
amy_pearlman
Nov. 2nd, 2004 03:03 am (UTC)
We have 2 registered voters in my house. We received some ads (many seemingly responding to our Jewish last name), but no sample ballots and we had to go out of our way considerably to find our polling place. No wonder voter turnout ain't what it should be.
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