Posts Tagged ‘voting problems’

What Line?

November 4, 2008

  The long voting lines are supposed to be longest before people go to work, take lunch break, and get off from work. There was no line at all at the Wynnton precinct in Columbus, GA  at noon.  A poll worker told me about 400 people had voted at Wynnton so far, with the big crowd being this morning when the polls opened. 

  Any problems?  “The voting machines were down this morning for about 5 minutes, ”  a poll worker told me.

Voting at Wynnton United Methodist Church, Columbus, GA around noon.

Voting at Wynnton United Methodist Church, Columbus, GA around noon.

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Early Voting Takes Patience

October 27, 2008

 

  I asked one man as he was leaving how long it took him to vote.

  “I got here at 12:15 this afternoon.”

  “It took you more than four hours to vote?”

  “Right. They should have had a hundred people – well, a lot more people – up there signing in people instead of the few they had.”

  But, he wanted to vote badly enough to wait that long. That’s encouraging.

Voting at Columbus Public Library

Voting at Columbus Public Library

  Hundreds of people were still standing in line at 5 p.m. closing time, but they were not waiting in vain as voting continued after 5.  

  I heard Columbus Elections Supervisor Nancy Boren telling a WRBL-TV reporter that she expects 30-thousand people to vote early this year, which is about 10-thousand more that voted early in the 2004 presidential election.

    I have been around a pretty long time and I have never seen anything like this before at election time. Maybe it’s because there is so much at stake.

Voting line at Columbus Public Library

Voting line at Columbus Public Library