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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:41 AM

Voted this morning.

There were no lines, no waiting.

I was asked for ID as it is the first time I'm voting from my new address. Had a little "ID Required" watermark where I was to sign my name.

I hung out and had a cookie with the church and the Bucks county board volunteers after voting, I specifically noted that they were not asking everyone for ID. I know these commercials said they were going to ask, but I personally did not witness it at my polling place.

Thought I'd share...

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Reply Voted this morning. (Original post)
Glassunion Nov 2012 OP
Lugnut Nov 2012 #1
drm604 Nov 2012 #2
femmocrat Nov 2012 #3
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #4
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #5
femmocrat Nov 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #7

Response to Glassunion (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:26 PM

1. I voted this afternoon.

There was no line and I was in and out in ten minutes. I wasn't asked for ID but I didn't think I'd be. The people working the polls said it was pretty busy all day.

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Response to Glassunion (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

2. Where I voted in PA

they announced to the line of people that ID was not required but that they would appreciate it if you'd show it as that would make it easier to find your name in the signature book.

I had already made up my mind that I was not showing ID today but since they were being nice about it I compromised and showed them my voter registration card.

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Response to Glassunion (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

3. Well, I got hassled for an ID in Westmoreland County!

When asked, I replied, "I have an ID but I'm not required to show it."
She told me to take one of those handouts about the voter ID law. I refused.
The lady asked what my objection was.
I replied, "It's voter suppression. It prevents blacks and elderly who don't have IDs from voting." (But I should have said, "I'm not required to give a reason.")
She got huffy and said, "Everyone has an opinion. You'll need it in the spring."
I replied, "I will show it when I am required to." She repeated, "You'll need it in the spring."

She gave me a nasty look. The other ladies waved me through to the machine.

This is a very tiny precinct (only three machines). I vote every damn election... haven't missed one in the 27 years I have lived here. They know me by name. Unbelievable. I felt like calling that number for voting problems -- but I came here to vent instead! LOL

I wonder if she was getting arguments all day. I voted after work; there were only three people ahead of me. I took my good old time filling out the ballot and double-checking everything though! Did anyone else encounter any problems?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. I had the same thing happen.

There was quite a line at my polling place, and that has never happened before. I had also decided that I was not showing an ID until I have to.....if I ever have to. I was asked for it, I said that I had it with me, but I didn't have to show it. One of the women said, "you are correct, you don't have to", the other was still sputtering about this being a trial run and they were to make sure that we all knew the ID would work when we need it. I did not show it. I was allowed to vote. I was told that this was the last time I would be able to vote without it, and I said that was possible, but I would be prepared. Obviously, everyone thinks that this will be carried out by spring.

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Response to Glassunion (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:48 PM

5. First time I ever had a long line at my polling place.

I go the same time every election. But I will say that it was nothing like some lines I have seen in reports on TV.

Does anyone know how the choose which candidates are listed in what order? On my ballot, every single race had the Republican first and the Democrat second, with other parties listed after that. Every single one. If you were to do the positions randomly, I cannot imagine that all races would have the same party first. Alphabetically order, nope. Did anyone else notice this? Is this something that changes randomly for every voter? Is it statewide? Countywide? Precinct to precinct? I was a bit pisses about this.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:59 PM

6. I think it is because we have a republican governor.

Whichever party is in power state-wide gets to list its candidates first on the ballot. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:23 PM

7. That just seemed so wrong. nt

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