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Old 10-13-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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For those who have gone at voted, what have you seen at the polling location?

I just went to vote. Ended up leaving, the line was hundreds of people long. Heard folks in the car ahead of me yelling "Trump" from their car, and lots of thumbs up from folks in line. There were a lot of Kim Ogg/Lizzie Fletcher signs, and significantly fewer Biden signs outside the polling center.

The voting location was at I-10 and Kirkwood in Houston, an area that is typically democrat.
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:44 AM   #2
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Drove by the Katy library at 6:40 and there were already lots of folks in line. I drive by there a couple times a day so will just wait until I see it not crowded. We have until Oct 30 to early vote so the lines should die down eventually. I'd guess after a couple of days.
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:45 AM   #3
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my polling location is right beside the middle school where one of my teenagers (8th grade)goes. he asked me a minute or so ago if voting started today because there is a line all the way into the school pickup line of people.....gonna swing by at 1 and hope it has died down.
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Old 10-13-2020, 12:36 PM   #4
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Small town here but it was loaded with cars this morning
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:03 PM   #5
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Going to try Thursday.................
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:04 PM   #6
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So is it true Abbott limited the number of early polling places per county? It seems like there are fewer places open this year to vote early in Fort Bend as compared to years past.

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Old 10-13-2020, 01:04 PM   #7
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Went this morning in Georgetown. Line was about 100 yards long. Decided to try later this week
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:12 PM   #8
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Standing in line in Orange,TX right now. Been here Dow an hour and 15,probably 45 minutes to go.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:14 PM   #9
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Early voting going on at the library on Heimer Rd here in SA. Line was so long it was around the building and down a side road so far I could not see the end of it. Iíll give it a couple days.


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Old 10-13-2020, 01:19 PM   #10
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I got there around 7:30am this morning and probably left around 9:30. It only took about 15 seconds to actually vote so what in the tarnation took everyone so gd long!

The line wrapped around the building and then around the parking lot and out to the road. When I got in the building there was a maze of tables zigzag'n all through the building and hallways. Lots of people and lots of democrat 'looking' people were in line.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:21 PM   #11
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Sounds similar to the 2016 election. Long lines at early voting locations the first several days. We ended up voting the 2nd weekend that early voting was open and waited maybe 15 minutes.

Early voting is open up through October 30th. I think the wife and I will do the same this go round and give it a week or so to slow down.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:21 PM   #12
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The line is at least 1 hr long in downtown Conroe.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:32 PM   #13
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Family member in Richardson Tx stating its 3.5 hour wait
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:37 PM   #14
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I saw a line in Cedar Park this morning that looked like 1000 strong
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Wife went to early vote this morning... said the line was around the block
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Old 10-13-2020, 02:31 PM   #16
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Well we know Trump voters are far more enthusiastic about voting then Biden voters. I suspect so far those with lines have been lines of Trump folks.

I am interested to see how this plays out over the next two weeks. Going to try and vote again Thursday or Friday this week.
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Old 10-13-2020, 02:34 PM   #17
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So is it true Abbott limited the number of early polling places per county? It seems like there are fewer places open this year to vote early in Fort Bend as compared to years past.
I thought that was for a ballot drop box?
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:32 PM   #18
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Big line in Tx City. First time I have voted in Tx City and the lines were not at least 50%-60% African American. While I was there it was probably 20% African American, 60% Anglo, and 20% Hispanic. The conversations I heard were all leaning to the R side.

And, there were a lot of current and retired union workers and their families. Texas City area has a lot of both.

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Old 10-13-2020, 06:25 PM   #19
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Was out the door and down the street in Keller. I did see a BLM protestor in Southlake if all places wave a banner. I slowed down to say hi
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:30 PM   #20
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So is it true Abbott limited the number of early polling places per county? It seems like there are fewer places open this year to vote early in Fort Bend as compared to years past.


Thatís just for the mail in ballots
One drop location per county


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Old 10-13-2020, 06:41 PM   #21
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I thought that was for a ballot drop box?
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Thatís just for the mail in ballots
One drop location per county


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Old 10-13-2020, 06:42 PM   #22
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Have always waited till a later date to vote and normally in and out pretty quick. Wanted to go ahead and vote today and it took an hour.
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:08 PM   #23
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No place to park and very long lines in The Woodlands. I’ll wait or camp out if it’s gonna be like this every day.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:23 PM   #24
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FYI, you don't have a assigned polling location for early voting. You can vote in any location within your county. The one closest to my house has been jammed all day; I've driven by a dozen or so times during work.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:33 PM   #25
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FYI, you don't have a assigned polling location for early voting. You can vote in any location within your county. The one closest to my house has been jammed all day; I've driven by a dozen or so times during work.
Drive down to Beasley. Worked out good for me in the last election.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:37 PM   #26
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3.5 hours at my location got it done though.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:38 PM   #27
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For those in Harris county
You can go here and find a location and if you click on the location it will tell your the wait time / number of people in line


https://www.harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes?lang=en-US



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Old 10-14-2020, 07:09 AM   #28
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For those in Harris county
You can go here and find a location and if you click on the location it will tell your the wait time / number of people in line


https://www.harrisvotes.com/WaitTimes?lang=en-US



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Thanks for posting, I didn't know this was a thing, very helpful!
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:08 AM   #29
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Heading out today to check boxes.

Harris county set records with over 100k in votes yesterday
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:17 AM   #30
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I tried and turned around. Crazy long linesó nope.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:55 AM   #31
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You guys need to move to a more rural area. The wife and I had some errands to run and decided we would go ahead and vote. Left the house headed to Nacogdoches and when we went by the Woden school saw a sign that said "vote here" so we did a U-turn and went to vote. Walked right in, only two older ladies sitting at a table voting, got our ballots and voted. In and out in about 10 minutes.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:59 AM   #32
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I just recently registered to vote and got my card yesterday. It said its effective November 3. Can I still vote early?
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:56 AM   #33
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Looks like no more lines in Williamson County already. They were 45+ minute waits all day yesterday and this morning.

https://www.wilco.org/Departments/El...n/Early-Voting
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:05 AM   #34
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Heading out today to check boxes.

Harris county set records with over 100k in votes yesterday
128,000 ....beating the previous 2016 record of 62,000
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:07 AM   #35
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In and out yesterday afternoon after 30 min+ wait. The delay I witnessed is much like any other government run activity.....lots of staff but not many of them doing more than holding down a chair. I did however overhear a conversation regarding a potential voter who was "flagged" due to the fact that he may or may not have also requested a mail-in ballot. They resolved the issue by claiming they would "invalidate" his request for a mail-in ballot.....not sure how that might be done if he had already mailed it in......hoping the system is smart enough to cancel out one of his votes.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:19 AM   #36
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Sugar Land city hall walked right in and out. Couple miles away there where 100+ people waiting in line.


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Old 10-14-2020, 11:39 AM   #37
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Travis County has a 'wait time' map showing all the voting locations and respective wait times. I see 8 currently that say to be taking more than 51 minutes.

https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.g...-time-map.html
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:46 PM   #38
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I just recently registered to vote and got my card yesterday. It said its effective November 3. Can I still vote early?
Yes. Can vote from now through November 3rd if you are voting Republican. Democrat voting starts November 4th.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:52 PM   #39
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Four places in Brazos County. Four of us went today and the line was about 150 people waiting and more arriving by the moment. Went to place #2 and the line was about 40 people waiting outside. Took us about 15 minutes to get inside.

I'm glad to see people giving this election the seriousness it deserves.
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I knew better than to try the first few days...local news showed loco lines at a few places in the rgv.
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Went again day 2 and lines still too long for me. Maybe tomorrow
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Yes. Can vote from now through November 3rd if you are voting Republican. Democrat voting starts November 4th.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:28 PM   #43
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Trump 2020! Took about 20 minutes at gilmer civic center.
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They do have straight party picks???
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:38 PM   #45
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They do have straight party picks???
They didn't have straight party pics at the place i went to today in Northwest Travis county.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:40 PM   #46
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Been watching the polling wait times in Harris County (Houston), looks like wait times are under 20 minutes for most locations.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:42 PM   #47
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In and out in less than 10 minutes yesterday in Liberty Hill
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No, not here they didn't.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:46 PM   #49
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I went to vote today in Northwest Travis county in Lago Vista. One of the poll workers came out and asked if anybody that was there to vote had received mail in ballots. The couple behind me spoke up and said they did and had them with them. They also went on to say they were not sure why they would have received them because they didn't request them. The poll worker said he'd heard that same thing from 6-8 people already today. Now how could they have received them if they didn't request them? Seems odd!!
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No, not here they didn't.
Did the names have an R and D to identify who they were with?

Do I need to take a print out ????
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