Skip to comments.Connecticut Voting (Post Your Report Here)
Posted on 11/02/2010 6:43:25 AM PDT by kidd
Connecticut voters - post your experiences here
The parking lot was full. It was difficult to find a parking space. Cars were parked on the baseball field. But there was only a minor line to vote (2 people ahead of me).
I even caught myself thinking "wow, parking lot is full. There must be a huge line to vote. Maybe I'll come back later to vote". I found a spot to park and voted anyway.
Turns out the teachers were having a conference (no school today for students). I've been voting at this school for years and they've never had a conference on election day.
Showed my ID (as is required in Connecticut). The ballot had most of the democrat candidates listed twice (as Democrat and as Workers party). However republican candidates were listed at the top of the ballot.
There were no irregularities in the polling place, but I found the full parking lot to be unusual.
That's going to be a fun one to watch....
Anyone wearing WWE t-shirts? Linda’s husband was on tv last night with “Linda” bumper stickers all over the front of his shirt, and a big Blumenthal banner covering his rear end.
Our family of 5 voted together this morning. The parking lot was full but the lines were not bad inside. We had an anomaly because the dems kept the republicans off the ballot for state rep so ours had to go at the bottom as a petitioning candidate. There are normally enough to fill one side of the new fangled paper ballots (I loved the old diebold machines!!) but today there were three sides. I wonder how many people will forget to turn over one of the pages? And Martha Dean was on that side!
I wonder how many of the dumbbunnies here in CT will mark both lines? Also, how many of those votes will be counted twice?
BTW, the description of where you voted sounds a lot like my voting place. Are you in Middlesex County?
I voted before 7 this AM. When I pulled in the parking lot was almost full and I thought there would be a long line, as there was at that hour when I voted in another part of town. Nope, the place was jam-packed with poll workers and watchers—but hardly any voters.
Forget the polls, forget the media spin. Go to the ballot box and put an end to the Dem Party. Throw this putrid congress out on their heads.
This ain't going to end well for these Statists
The Rats are shovel-ready for the dust bin of history.
voted at 6:00 am in Greenwich - was #2 in line as the polls opened (SWMBO and I always walk to the polls on election day, it’s just over a mile each way). Fair turn out, several neighbors known to vote R, but nothing like the turnout in 2008.
My family voted in Milford Ct this AM. 3-0 straight Republican, my college daughter voting for the first time.
More cars than usual in the lot.
There were about 4 other folks in there voting at the same time. Plus about a dozen poll workers/watchers/counters.
I was the 27th person to cast my ballot at that location, per the counter on the only ballot scanner.
I submitted a report to the local republican poll watcher, regarding the parking spaces.
It was just too odd to ignore.
Voted at 06:45 in the middle school gymnasium. With about 12 people in line ahead of me I had to wait about 5 minutes to check in and get a ballot.
If I lived on a street name in the bottom of the alphabet there would have been no line at all.
My ID was checked as was the ID of everyone else I saw voting.
Voted, scanned and stickered I was back out within 10 minutes of when I started.
Typical turnout for my town at that time of day, maybe a little bit heavier than normal.
Whoa, same thing happened at the High School in Brookfield. Parking lot was very full (thought school was in session), no line but the number of cars in the lot did not reflect the amount of people in the voting place.
If you know someone who works for an insurance agency, you can get a list of the plates and have them run them to see who owns the cars.
SW Ct - no problems. Except if we don’t vote Himes out.
Turn out was "busy" but not packed... the back up at the first ID check tended to stay about 5 or 6 deep during my time there.
Like others, I was surprised to see the unfair advantage Democrats had be being listed twice on the ballot, once on the Democrat party line and again on the "working Family" party line. Did a little poking around on that issue when I had the chance and apparently it's legal in CT, "cross endorsement" they call it... certainly an unfair practice but gives me a few ideas for 2012 :-)
Nothing out of the ordinary when the Mrs. and I went at noon. I was actually surprised it was so empty, no one else was there voting while we were there.
There’s still another name listed at our address, I’m assuming it’s a person that lived there sometime prior to us (wonder if they’ve voted in recent elections?) and has been on the list for 14+ years now that we’ve lived there. We tried to get it removed but was told by the SoS’s office that we couldn’t have the name removed, that person had to have their name removed.
As usual, the Dem and Green party sign holders were all toeing the 75’ line as we entered.
I don’t know what to make of it, though. The Dems have a sizeable registered voter advantage, I’m guessing suburban guilt, so it would take a majority of the Indy’s voting R to win it here. It’s far more interesting (read close) than I ever thought I’d see in CT!
"The Working Families Party" name cracks me up. Perhaps
Republicans could run under the
"Do It for the Children Party"
"Cute Puppies and Bunnies Party"
"Hitler Was Bad Party"
How about all three? possibly 4 or 5 more.
If this is all it takes, the number of signatures to put a party on the ballot are relatively easy, especially if it’s properly coordinated.
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