Skip to comments.New Jersey - Post Your Voting Observations Here !
Posted on 11/06/2012 7:21:40 AM PST by fedupjohn
New Jersey FRpers, post here about how the Election Day polling places are doing here
May the heros of Benghazi be proud of how we vote today.
They gave their lives for us, now we need to give our votes for them.
Vote as if the lives of our Military Men and Women depended on it.
Mount Laurel, NJ at 6:10AM I got in line. I was #11 in line. The station next to me also had already served 11 people. There were at least six other stations set up. Beings that there are two rather lengthy referendums, to average 1 person per minute per station is pretty good. BTW, Mount Laurel is a rather heavy leaning Republican area.
voted at 9 am in a little town in South jersey..in and out in less than 5 minutes— no lines—....much different from 2008
I went to vote today with my daughter. I was proudly wearing my Romney pin. I was asked to remove it. I did, but was that right for him to ask me to remove it??
I voted here in Blue Carteret which I personally think will go Romney.
Arrived at polls at 7:50am. There were about three people in line ahead of me, while I was waiting another five or so queued up behind me. Looked like about a 1-2 people per minute steady during the 15 mins I was in there. Didn’t look like huge turnout, correlates with virtually no yard signs in my town. No enthusiasm this year.
Electioneering, or supporting a candidate is usually banned within 100-200 feet of polling places. No biggie.
So what happens if the number of e-mail votes received exceeds the population of the United States?
The four Americans who 0bama did not rescue will be on my mind the entire time I’m at the polling place. The spirits of Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods will be with me, and I will give them justice for their Commander-In-Chief’s betrayal.
Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County. 9:45 am - longer lines than usual. Poll worker told me it has been this steady all morning. Unusual for my polling place.
You should’ve known better than to ‘campaign’ at a polling place. Not allowed!
How did you guys weather the storm. I’m from Atlantic county but further inland, living in VA now.
Good to know. Your town has the distinction of bearing the name of one of our state's most odious NJ Supreme Court diktats ever ... the Mount Laurel decision.
Yes America, here in NJ we are forced to build "affordable housing" in every village in hamlet in the state.
Our zhlub of a gov, Christie, made some effort to reorganize the state's unelected
soviet panel of enforcers (called "COAH"), but the court beat him back.
Voted about 10 AM. No lines, but it was busy with people going in and out. Pollworker said the lines were 6 deep earlier this morning for each machine(2)
Voted in Sussex county, pretty normal, got my vote in for Romney, Kryllos and Garrett.
My polling place was busy at 7:45 am, about 80% older white women voting, not many white men at all. My sense is they were mostly current or retired government and/or union hirelings. No way is Romney going to win here. Chris Christie did narrowly win my area years ago, but the female turnout was nothing like it was today. The government check cashers outnumbered the government check writers today.
My polling place had two machines. One was not working. I asked a poll worker why. She told me it was only allowing votes for one presidential candidate, so they had to shut it down because they could not fix it on site. She would not say which candidate it was programmed in favor of.
So the line length could be partially attributable to the compromised machine creating a longer wait.
Hard to say what the likely mix of votes was - this is an area that is generally about 53/47 GOP/Dem.
It was also hard-hit by Sandy.
....just woke up from my voting day nap, *smiles*....woke up to Bill Hemmer jumping around like a chip monk on crack, yelling about 2008 numbers...?????....enuff of that..
NWNJ....was out at 5:30 this AM getting coffee and a snack...poll opened at 6am, voting was interesting, had a pretty good crowd 120 or so, considering the cool weather and hour...automatic Odungo voters 2.
While I live in a heavily Republican municipality in a heavily GOP county here in NJ, the lines were much longer than usual. Looked like Romney voters to me.
Voted in union county, nj at around 830 am.
No lines at all. Took my 9 year old son into
the booth and let him press the Romney button!
Got it, FJ. Disregard my previous post.
Which county is it?
By their logic, I just voted for Obama. FOFLMAO.
Remember all of the press are ignorant fools !!
We had a huge tree fall and kill our deck, but that is minor compared to others. Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate & Longport & Ocean City are a mess. Many cannot go back to their homes. The flooding was beyond anything we have ever seen. If you ride thru there, there is furniture and carpet on every curb. The sand on the streets from the flooding is being plowed like snow. My sister lost everything - the water was over the mattress on her bed. It is still a mess, but people are pulling together and digging out. God is still good, even in disaster!
Have a service call to do, see ya all later.
Yes, unfortunately you are not allowed to wear any political message when entering or exiting a polling place. You must be 100 feet? yards? away from the polling place if you have a sign or political message. Shirts would have to be turned inside out until you exit.
I have one friend whose house and cars were totally flooded and ruined. She and her husband are so grateful for the help of everyone. Other friends fared a little better but it is a horrible experience they are enduring.
God is still good, even in disaster!
You are a person of real faith. What a wonderful attitude. Keep sharing it!
Voted about 8 am this morning. Waited in line about 5 minutes. Steady stream of people, who appeared to be voting before heading out to work. Monmouth County, traditionally republican.
Sorry for your sister, but glad to hear you’re good. Hang in there and you are right. God IS good, even in a disaster.
Be back after I vote....
Lines looked normal but there was an issue if you split your vote on the State ballot questions where you would have to fill out all of your votes on a paper ballot. That is going to be a contentious issue.
Middlesex county here. Waited somewhere around 30-45 min to vote. Lines were like they were in 08. Out the door.
The weird thing is in 08 I knew everyone was voting for Obama. This time- it felt different. It was like OMG- I think my blue neighbors are voting red! But you know, they won’t ever own up to it.
No major problems here in Hammonton - AC Electric kept the power on, and we were fine.....
Very glad to hear that. I used to live close by in Buena.
In other news, sister-in-law's co-worker went to vote as soon as the polls opened at 6AM - she hates public workers and voted for Romney because she heard he's going to fire all government employees LOL - On the other hand, niece who hasn't voted for years went today - she's a teacher, hates Christie because of how mean he is to her profession, and probably voted Obama because she might believe Romney's going to fire all the public employees - that's how it goes......
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