Election Day notes

by thoughtfulconservative

Probably won’t be much else today, since I’m working today and Drinking Right is tonight.

But here’s a collection of comments I’ve made on an open thread at Cindy Kilkenny’s blog with some other thoughts.

You can get free stuff! They say you need a sticker, but I’m pretty sure they couldn’t enforce it if you forced the issue. UPDATE – They would be breaking federal election laws (h/t Brad V).

Lines at Ward 3 and 4 in Waukesha were not long, at least from mid-morning to noon. In fact, they were almost non-existent. One friend took less than an hour to get his residency proof, get to Frame Park (5 min. drive), register, vote and get back.

Being a working-class neighborhood, it’ll probably get crowded after about 3pm.

Many of my friends and co-workers are completely unaware of Wisconsin election laws concerning proving their residence and who can vote. Even that you are allowed time off to vote. Thankfully, I got a piece of Obama literature that tells everyone what they need to do.

JSOnline has a bunch of stuff.

First there’s this Google map of reports on wait times at various polling places. You can send in your wait times, if you’re so inclined. You might even read it in a future Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.

I just like to look at the maps.

Next, we have

They also have a forum dedicated to recording your voting experiences. The first posting talks about lines around the block at the MLK library at 6 in the morning! Again, if you post yours, the paper may contact you. So embellish. 🙂

Then they have a map of how Wisconsin counties have voted over the years. It goes back to 1964.

Dixville Notch, NH went for Obama, the first time they voted Democratic since ‘68.

Huffington Post has a collection of widgets for election night. If you’re looking for something, chances are it is here or will be here.

I may add more if I find more. Many blogs are posting pictures and their experiences at the polls so check the blogroll for more news.

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