I voted about 11 am this morning. The guy managing the voting machines for my precinct said the turn out at that point was pretty good. Over 200 of the 800 voters in the precinct had shown up and he said they had not had time to read the paper yet.
The line was short, but very slow moving. According to the lady who gave me my receipt, old folk are afraid of the machines. I can understand that. The interface isn't very instinctive. To scroll through the choices using a dial was weird. The confirmation screens and paper ballots are nice, but there were at least three clicks to finish after I first hit the Cast Ballot button. Still, there were five machines for my precinct and the same four people were still voting at the other machines in the time it took me to complete the whole transaction.
My sister just told me that The Vise's boss was asked if he was voting Democrat or Republican by one of the poll workers. He was furious and made many calls. The police called him to see if he wanted to press charges. I didn't find out if he did cause she had to go. What kind of moron asks something like that? I would think that was the first and last instruction to the volunteers. I'm indignant just hearing about it. Even if he is just stupid, it makes me wonder if there is tampering there.
I'm just relieved all the hate commercials will go away for a while.