Adrian has informed me that he may not be available for dinner on Tuesday, as "I'm expecting to stand in line at the polls for ten hours! And if anyone tries to intimidate anyone from voting, I'm going to stop that! So I might get arrested."

Best excuse ever! I told him that if he's still in line when I show up, I'll wait with him, and if he's in jail, I'll bail him out. And if I'm still in line or in jail, I'll take a rain check with no hard feelings. I might demand compensatory sexual favors later.

After that conversation, I decided to set my Election Day alarm for 6:00 AM and bring food, water, and plenty of reading material. Though I don't expect turn-out to be that crazy where I am, and expect it to be even less so in San Dimas, Adrian's teeny little town.

I tried to sign up for the CREDO text message election action alerts, but was foiled-- I guess you need to have CREDO's cell phone service?

Perhaps, assuming I don't get stuck in line for eight hours myself, I'll cruise around and see if any polling place needs Election Fairy water or coffee or snack deliveries.

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My boyfriend waited 1.5 for early voting here. (Cleveland) I am assuming my city will not be quite so crazy, but the library where I work is a polling place and I have heard it can be a real zoo. I am honestly not looking forward to working that day. (Afraid of hitting people/cars)

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Polls in my city open at 07:00 and since I can vote at any time during the day, I'm going to go around 09:00 or so, figuring that voters who need to go to work will be finished or nearly so by then and the stroller zombies will still be packing their 18-month-old Jadens and 4-year-old Hunters into their double-wide cupholder-and-tray strollers for the Starbucks run.

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stroller zombies will still be packing their 18-month-old Jadens and 4-year-old Hunters into their double-wide cupholder-and-tray strollers for the Starbucks run


Please, NOT when I have a mouthful of coffee!

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Posts like this are why I'm happy my state has early voting.

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I'm curious to see whether there's an actual line in my town. I've only seen that happen once, and I was through it in less than five minutes.
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I wish Election Day were a national holiday. Then my husband's employer wouldn't be able to pull the crap they're doing this year. They've scheduled a mandatory meeting after shift on Tuesday to discuss benefits changes. He starts work at 6:45, before the polls open, and has a commute that's 20-50 minutes depending on traffic. The longer he stays after 3:00, when his shift officially ends, the longer the commute.

I'm not expecting to see him before our daughter's in bed on Tuesday. Sadly, our state is not one that has laws guaranteeing time off to vote. The best case gets him in line at 5:00 with a fast food dinner picked up on the way home.

I voted absentee because I have trouble standing for long periods of time (like more than fifteen minutes).

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Argh! That is so very wrong.

Best of luck with your husband's voting.

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Oooh. Now I'm wondering if my voting place will be busy. It's usually very quiet and things move quickly, but I've never gone there for a presidential election before. Hm.

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My library is a polling place, so I am just going to drop off my vote-by-mail ballot there. That is, if I manage to get parking. The parking lot is a zoo on a normal day--I dread to think what it will be like on Tuesday!

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I was afraid the lines might be ridiculously awful, so I went and voted early today! In and out in an hour, woo!

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Yes it should! It's very foolish that it is not.

(Could it be...Satan?!)

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San Dimas? Isn't that the home of the Wyld Stallyns?

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It could take him ten hours... if he gets in line at 9pm the night before. I think this Adrian fellow is not so great at counting time, have you noticed?

(In 2004, I left to go vote about ten minutes before I would have left for work, and stood in line about 45 minutes. In 2006, which granted was state-only offices, I got up at 7 to move my car (alternate parking rules) and then walked up the hill to vote in my PJs, clogs, and sweatshirt. Yes, you can vote without a bra on!!)

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Our polls open when we're supposed to leave for work, so we expect to have a long evening.

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Personally, I'd like the day after to be a holiday - so I can stay up late watching coverage and sleep in the day after.

Although that might end up driving me crazy.

Frankly, I'm going to ignore the computer Tuesday night and get up early on Wendsday to find out who won.

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I voted last Tuesday. Worth it: no lines, no waiting. :)

P.S. If you're having a state school board election in your district, plz to check the candidates that are up for it and ask yourself: which one of these two would I want selecting my science textbooks? Especially if you're in TX or CA, which tend to set the standards for textbooks in the rest of the US.
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Absentee voting is the way to go! =D

The only downside is that you can't take advantage of "Voted today? Have free things!"


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