Who all voted in the Presidential Elections today 04 Nov 2008?

India
November 4, 2008 8:41am CST
Today the turn out for the Presidential Election has been unprecedented. In the early hours 24 Million people, nearly a third of the electorate had already cast their votes. It is expected that there will be very heavy polling and is likely that the voter turnout will be a record 75%. Last time the voter turn out was 40%. How many of you MyLotters went to cast their vote or are going to cast your vote today? It must be a festive occasion and I am sure you will all enjoy going out to cast your vote. What was the experience like?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 Nov 08
My wife and I went when the polls opened at 7 a.m. The line was long, maybe 400 to 500 people. But it moved very efficiently and quickly. very well organized for an area of 60,000 or more. I do not know how many voters are in this polling area but it was packed. It was a pleasant experience for as busy as it was really. Here in Minnesota they are predicting 80% to 85% turnout. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@taface412 (3175)
• United States
4 Nov 08
My father and I just went to vote. This is my first Presendtial voting experience and I have to say I feel good about how I voted. And this is the first time in years my father has voted. Our area is a small rural town so we did not have long lines and it was a paper ballot where you fill in the dots...either straight party or you could fill in individuals and then you took it to the scanning booth and that was that. One woman said she didn't trust it, but I have to say I liked it better, because unlike in the primaries where we had two booths that were electronic boards and one was the only booth that allowed write ins these paper ballots allowed write ins. So it was fair all around. It moved smoothly and there were no problems. Good luck McCain and Palin. And let us all remember tomorrow is another day no matter who wins. And thank you to the city of Chicago who according to the news has every fireman and police officer working today. It is estimated that 1 million (if I heard it correctly) will turnout for Obama's appearance. And I also had the pleasure this morning watching the two candidates and Ron Paul vote as it was covered on the Early Show.
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@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
4 Nov 08
vote - cartoon voting booth
I voted - it was quick and easy. It only took me about 10 minutes I had told my boss I was going before work to expect me late but I was only a few mintues late. I think this election is one of the most controversial elections yet so I beleive there will be a HUGE turn out.
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I think that it is awesome that people are actually getting out there and voting. I just hope the educated themseleves so that they are just blindly voting. My experience was good. It was the first year that I was actually able to vote as I wasn't old enough last election. And I was actually very excited about getting to participate in such a huge thing in our country. I watched the debates, "studied" the canidates and actually learned what they stood for. So when I went to the polls and voted I felt a huge since of pride and accoplisment that I was able to vote for the first time.
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• United States
4 Nov 08
Good for you. So many people merely listen to the news sound bites and think they know the candidates.
• United States
4 Nov 08
I've been old enough to vote for 10 years now, but I still get a huge sense of pride everytime I vote.
• United States
5 Nov 08
My state does not have early voting or I would of voted right away so I voted early this morning. My alarm clock by my bed I forgot to set back so when I woke up and realized it was voting day [FINALLY] I jumped right out of bed as the clock read 8:32AM. I was thinking to myself how suprised I was that I was able to sleep in that late considering I was so excited for it but then came to and realized the the time. It was pleasant too because I felt good that I was up and at it to cast my personal vote. I ran into some girls that I pass in my apartment complex and was suprised to see them coming in on my way out (Im 27 and their younger). We all took pictures of eachother in front of the "Vote Here" sign (and firehouse). I brought my disposable camera and they with their phones it was just so exciting.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I didn't for certain reason. Yet there are others that are voting and that is good enough for me. I Know that the fourty percent that didn't vote before are going to vote for sure this time. They are still talking about it on the news that how many people and how long the lines have been. Even with the rain in some states has not stopped people from coming out. Most of the polls are closing around eight pm. So they can do a count so when that is done I know that by midnight to night it will be know who will be the next president of the US.
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@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I was excited to vote, but for me it was not any different than any other time. I think I have never missed any election since I was eligible to vote. I take it as my civic duty.
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@katsmeow1213 (28926)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I was at our polling place at 6:15 am and hubby was there at 7am. Our community is rather small, but I was still impressed at how many people were there at that time anyways. I'm praying the right candidate wins.
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@Fafner (68)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I voted at 6:15 this morning. There were lines, but it only took 15 minutes for me to mark my ballot and leave.
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I voted around 11:30am, the lines were not long because I live in the middle of nowhere, but they said there were alot of people that voted and they had long lines early in the morning. I think ther will be a large percentage of voters this time because this is an important election and people want to have a voice.
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• United States
4 Nov 08
I'm a college student and we had the day off today so I slept late. My boyfriend and I are going to go and vote in a few minutes though. Both of us have helped Obama's campagin. Plus, we (as in the campaign) have done all we can to get people properly trained to work the polls so things will go faster than expected. Even if I have to wait in line, I'm still going to vote. I worked very hard for this day to go well!
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@EAStanley (2688)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I voted! :) I got up early and was in and out! :) There were no long lines in this small town! *LOL* :) I am kind of glad to be done and now can sit back and relax and post on myLot! *LOL* :) Happy voting, everybody! :)
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@glords (2614)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I'm so glad that you posted this discussion, it gives me more inspiration to get out and vote myself. I'm having a hard time getting motivated since me and my son are both sick... but if you can do it so can we. Obama 08!!! Yay!
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I will be going to vote in just a little while. I always vote. It is a right, a duty, and an honor to do so. We must remember that if we do not take an active roll in our nation's politics, then we can never expect to have the true change that our nation desperately needs.
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@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
7 Nov 08
In the state of Texas, where I live, We are allowed to vote early. This something like absentee voting, but you can go in person and don't have to give an excuse as to why you can't be there to vote on election day. I voted on the second day of early voting. There was a short line, but in some precincts there were long lines. On election day, the lines were not as long as previously thought. I'm sure this was due to the vast number of people who voted early. Yes, it was a festive occasion for many when the results began to come. There was dancing in the streets in some parts of the city. This is not normal behavior for the US on election day.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I am 26 yrs old and this is the first time I have ever voted!! I voted absentee ballot though so I didn't have to wait in no lines. I do believe this election had an impact on lots of people.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
6 Nov 08
We all vote by mail in our state, since we started doing this our turn out is much better, last time it was 80% this time it's projected to be even more
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
6 Nov 08
i voted. it was quiet and there was no lines. i just did it fast without waiting and left. it went by fast.
@anniepa (27251)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I sure voted and I recruited about a dozen or so new voters too. I've never missed an election since I've been old enough to vote but I think this was the most important election of my lifetime and I also think I got the most satisfaction from voting and feel the most pride in my country because of how many others are voting this time. I'm in a small town so I didn't have to wait very long but for my precinct it was a very heavy turnout. Annie
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I voted for the first time yesterday. I had to wait a while, but it was worth it.