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What Does The Election Look Like From Your Block?

by Digidave (editor), San Francisco, November 04, 2008


All around the country people know what day it is. Super Tuesday - tell us what you see.

I normally support this type of civic engagement - but not when the honking is coming from half a block away from where I sleep/eat and work.

But - for election day, I can take it.

No matter what your political views - go out and vote. Tell us what it's like in your neighborhood if you get a spare second.

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5 comments on What Does The Election Look Like From Your Block?

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By Gerard Barberi on November 04, 2008 at 01:29 pm

Quiet.  Just quiet.  I went to vote earlier and didn't even have to wait.  There was only about 10-12 people (3 out of 4 machines) there - minus poll workers.

It was hard to even believe that it was Election Day.

Oh, my first time voting BTW.

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By Sharlene Hardin on November 04, 2008 at 01:47 pm

I passed 3 polling places from Marina Del Rey to Santa Monica on my way into work and the lines were around the block at 8 a.m. 

I will be leaving early today so I can take my son so he can vote too, then ordering Pizza so we can watch the results. 

Happy Voting to ALL!

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By Digidave on November 04, 2008 at 01:48 pm

Gerard CONGRATS on your first time voting!!!

I remember my first time voting: It was in 2000 - voted for Gore. Lost :(

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By Ivan Homeless on November 04, 2008 at 05:08 pm

I live in Van Nuys and my polling place has a fully functional tank parked in front; it's the National Guard Armory, so it's understandable I guess. But, if polling places are neutral wouldn't it be prudent to at least hide the heavy weaponry? The honking I can take but the shadow of weapons makes me jumpy.

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By CCNY on November 04, 2008 at 08:35 pm

Long lines on Election Day always confound me because I'm always in and out in 5 minutes here in NY where I vote.  What DOES give me pause every time I vote is this: at my polling place, all the ladies that take your ID and then show you where to go to actually cast your vote are 80+ years old, easily, and I always wonder if they're reliable or lucid enough to remember to carry a number to this column when tallying, if that's what they even do, or whether we're entrusting the whole voting process in NY to people that routinely pee their pants.

No wonder Florida has voting problems every election: its not Jeb Bush's fault, like has been long believed, but instead, its the ladies that are probably 90+ who run the process down there like their doddering counterparts up here.  So Katherine Harris, you are officially off the hook for 2000.

This probably plays into the 'McCain is too old' plank, but that's okay - it's almost over anyway.

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