What was your wait like?
Good Morning JoeUser!
In case you've been under a rock for the last few weeks, you're aware that today is Election Day. So for the rest of the day and well into the evening in many states, folks across America are going to their local polling location to cast their ballot.
Because the Presidential race is so contested this year, officials are expecting record turnouts. Already, in states that held early voting, we've seen massive lines and wait times upwards of 6 hours. In many states and cities, the lines today are expected to be even worse.
Now, we've discussed who we're voting for to death, so I'm not looking to hear you voted for.
If you have voted, what was your line like? How long did you wait? Were there any problems? What was the atmosphere like?
Me? It took me about 1hr 45min total. This included waiting in line and filling out my ballot. My polling location it turns out is one of the largest ones in the area, but they only had 5 voting booths. When I pulled in, I got the last actual parking spot and by the time I came out there were people parked in the lanes, on the curb, in the grass etc.
Shortly after the polls opened at 7am, they realized they didn't have enough booths and started scouring the building for extra tables, chairs and dividers. Despite not having enough parking spaces or booths, things actually moved along pretty well and the line moved as quickly as could be expected for how long it was.
I voted. Did you? What was your experience?