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    24 21.43%
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    36 32.14%
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    38 33.93%
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    Love that mail in voting. Colorado's ballot was very long this time, so it probably took me 45 minutes to complete it without having to wait in line.
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    Doing a mail-in ballot allows you to study each election and use various sources to make a decision. There is a nice website in Washington which lists all the judges' races and makes voting for them much easier as you know what you're voting for.
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    Arrived at my polling location, walked in, voted and walked out in less than 5 minutes. There were about 5 or 6 other people there at the same time.

    There were 2 things that surprised me this time voting. First, I was surprised that I did not have to show ID. When I started to get my wallet out, I was told they didn't need to see my license. I was asked my name, address and party affliation. Signed the paper, took my plastic card and went over to the voting machine (Maryland uses touch screen voting machines). Second, the machines were arranged in a way that I could look over the top of my machine and see the person's next to me voting screen. (Keep in mind that I am only 5' tall!!!)

    Anyway....the voting process for me was quick and easy. Personally, I like going to the polling place. I miss the voting booths with the black curtains you pulled closed and pulling the levers on the voting machines!! Guess I'm now showing my age also.
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    I voted absentee, via mail. No problems that way! Sure is GREAT to hear about all the lines at polling places, its great to see Americans that truly care about our country and are interested in participating in its future.

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    I did the early voting - week before last.

    15 minute wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Lab Lover View Post
    Oregon like Washington votes by mail. Can't understand why all states don't do the same.
    If you fail to get it in the mail in time there are several places in each county that you can drop your ballot off. If you don't wish to vote by mail you still go to local schools, fire stations or courthouse and cast you vote the old fashioned way.
    Actually, I do both- just to make sure

    You'd think they would have figured that move out after the last WA governors race. More people voted in that race than are registered to vote in Wa.

    Make that 2 for the Geeze and the Hottie regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Actually, I do both- just to make sure

    You'd think they would have figured that move out after the last WA governors race. More people voted in that race than are registered to vote in Wa.

    Make that 2 for the Geeze and the Hottie regards

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    That is that more people voted twice for the Turkey Neck than the guy who really won the election and didn't get to be Governor....

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    It was light when I went. I went in on my way to work. Katie

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    Very light...but I live in a small municipality and went when most were at work.
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    Another mail in voter here....dropped it off at the library weeks ago. I like being able to take my time also and read over everything...do some fact checking,etc. Then I make the best informed vote I can and that jives with what I believe in, etc.

    I did however see on the local news that the wait in our county is about 10-15minutes to get a ballot to vote....NOT...long at all. I can't imagine having to wait in a massive line up to vote but would be there if I had to for sure.

    I'm just looking forward to the results...

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