November 07, 2006

I Voted

It took an hour, since the new electronic touch voting machines were already down when I arrived at the polling station just before 0800, but I persevered. And, of course, there are fewer booths now to process the paper ballots since the new, now unfunctioning, electronic touch voting machines took up so much space. And then we had to fill in the little dots with ink pens instead of magic markers, which makes the process take even longer. Hmm..., could there be a conspiracy to suppress votes in a decidedly Republican area? Enquiring minds want to know!

I wonder if I violated any laws by actually using a picture ID to identify myself?

Posted by Charles Austin at November 7, 2006 10:51 AM

I voted, also. This morning about 7:30 there were about 50 folks in line with another 20 or so in the process of voting. Turnout was less than half what it normally is during a presidential election. In and out in about 20 minutes. I voted using the same fill-in-the-arrow optical scan ballot that we've been using for the past 20 years. No problems.

You used a photo ID to vote in the St.Louis area? Did they even know what it was or did you have to tell them?

Posted by: Jon at 11:08 AM