Skip to comments.Florida -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!
Posted on 11/06/2012 6:14:10 AM PST by CWW
Post your Florida voting observations here!!!
We're also interested in Freeper ovservations of predominantly dem districs in Miami/Dade and Sarasota.
Ft. Walton Beach: Went by my polling place (Presbyterian Church on South Avenue) on way to work to see if I could get in quick. LINE WAS OUT THE DOOR AND ACROSS THE PARKING LOT!......
More Republican driven than Democrat here in central Florida, but I waited in line for 60 minutes this morning at the opening. After voting, the line was just as long behind me.
In speaking with the poll supervisor, she shared that they don’t close the polls at 7pm, they cut the line at 7pm and allow those in line to vote. Just F.Y.I.
I voted here in Alabama - 2 hours from FWB - and the parking lot was jammed and the line was wrapped around the parking lot - nothing like four years ago.
Please also include any relevant information about the political breakdown of your area!
we’re going out later, we live in one of the most republican counties in FL, called St Johns county St Augustine.
Wife is out in Ponte edra, a very republican area and she said she has never seen lines what she is seeing, she went by 3 polling stations and all have lines going around the parking lot.
It;s a very republican area in a very republican county so now we’ll be out in about an hour to vote and we’ll update about our polling station.
Ponte Vedra St Johns county I meant.
Just got a call and the wife said precints are still having long lines
We cannot expect the Americans to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of Socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.
- Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959.
It’s not an observation,just advice for all Floridians...don’t allow what happened in 2000 to happen this year.That is,if See BS calls the state for Osama Obama at,say,8:05 (Eastern) don’t you folks in the Panhandle leave the line or stay home thinking all is lost.Your polls stay open until *9PM* Eastern.And that applies,nationwide.If MSLDS declares Osama to have been reelected at,say,8:30 (Eastern)....crawl over broken glass to get to the polls in the other time zones.You just never know what might happen!
South Tampa Bay area - GOP suburb. Crowded polling place, good spirits.
Voted this morning in West Palm Beach, Florida.(heavily democratic)
My precinct has slightly more registered republicans than democrats. In 2008 Barack won my precinct by about 12% in 2004 Kerry won the precinct by about 5%.
Wait time was about 35 minutes to vote. I did not live in the precinct in 2008 so I cannot compare to 2008, but the crowd was overwhelmingly white and over 40.
North Pinellas county approx. 100 people out the door at 6:45 this morning, waiting for the polls to open.
I’ll be working my district polling place today from 4 til close. We’ve been told to expect large crowds.
Ooops,typo...that’s MSLSD.No Mormon attacks from *me*!
Report from a central FL red area outside Orlando. Normally vote in AM before work and never much of a line. Today it was a line that streched halfway to key west.
Will try midday when most Mitt voters are at work and hope its shorter.
Poll watching in a heavy rat precinct . Lines are starting to lighten already. Almost no o gear worn by voters.
Jacksonville, 14th precinct.
Voting is toally jacked up. Has always been split into two equal volume rooms. Today, the predominantly Democrat area was given an entire room, while the predominantly Republican areas were combined.
I voted early, but my wife was livid that the Dems had no wait to vote and the Republicans were waiting 2 hours.
Florida has a very long ballot this election, so it is difficult to compare the lines this year from previous elections. Sorry to say that. I just voted in a predominately Democrat precinct, and it took about an hour, and I got there when the polls opened. Not sure what that really means.
I am here in blue Alachua county. Was cold and rainy but the line was out the door almost to the parking lot. The composition of the crowd was quite different than four years ago. Much less minorities and the under 23 demographic.
Seminole County—voted this morning. Waited, so we weren’t “first thing there” but still very early. Long line in the rain, quiet and friendly. Took about 40 minutes.
Liked our other previous voting places better, more room indoors. This one (at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church) was tiny and very cramped.
Merritt Island. Voted at 8:30 this morning. Took granddaughter, now 18. She’s a Republican wench. Only Romney signs at entrance to voting place. No Obama signs. No lines, no waiting. We zipped right on through.
You're an official poll watcher? Because you should probably be aware that wearing any clothing that supports any of the candidates is a violation and is considered an advertisement for the person.
Were people wearing obama shirts or hats?
I hope it's a good omen.
NO GUNS OR NIGHTSTICKS?.......
Lots of extra tables set up as makeshift voting booths for filling out optical scan ballots.
Noticed some stray marks on my ballots, brought them to the poll attendant's attention. She assured me that the scanner would reject the ballot if the stray marks cause a problem. No problems.
Raining off and on and gray in Jax / NE FL today.
We early voted Thurs with big turnout but smooth fast lines. As always, I was asked for ID and said I was glad to have to show it. I also took in my (unused) mail-in ballot, which was ripped (”spoiled”) in front of me and was to be deposited with others.
We’re outside of Orlando. Hubby and I got there a couple minutes after 7. There was already a long line; probably 100 people in front of us. Waited 2 hours. No problems with voting.
PLEASE heed this advice!! If we don't know the political breakdown of the town, reports of long lines are pointless and uniformative.
Liberal Palm Beach County reporting:
I arrived at 7:30; there were approximately 50 people ahead of me and it took 50 minutes to complete the process. A well-spoken businessman behind me was asked if he is a Romney fan and he very disgustedly said “NO”! But that is to be expected around here.
The last time I rememeber the line being equally long was when Bush won in 2004, and not as long in 2008 (if that means anything, lol).
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.
As long as they are here to vote they can wear candidate .. But they must leave the polling place after voting.
Polk County Precinct 415. Got there just before the polls opened, and in 30 minutes I was done. Voted for all Repubs (I firmly believe to kill a weed you must cut it off at the root) and against all three Supreme Court justices. My biggest thrill was driving to and from the polling location in my new Ford C-MAX hybrid. Bet a LOT of people thought they knew who I was voting for... WRONG!
Just talked with a co-worker and he said it took him over an hour to vote. He said he got there at 7 and was finished voting after 8. My guess, is a lot of working people wanted to vote before going to work.
We’re waiting ‘til this afternoon.
2008 we walked right in and voted with about 5 other people when the polls opened at 7AM
This morning we stood in a line before the polls opened.
When we got in the line, there were 113 people.
When we got done voting the line was the same length as when we went in.
But there was a line of cars waiting for a place to park as the lot was full.
Typical RAT trick.
Read the book (#1 New York Slimes Best Seller)
RAT RULES FOR VOTING (Unabridged Edition)
"There are no rules"
That’s craziness! This isn’t a primary election, it’s the general election. You need to notify your pubbie rep about it.
It felt good to vote against Obama and Joe but felt even better to vote against our local Comissioner and Sheriff both dems.
I did not know that. I plan to wear my hat that says “FOUR YEARS AND OUT!” hat when I vote later today in Orlando.
Think I just posted on the wrong thread. Sorry.
Santa Rosa Co. in the panhandle. Huge lines, long waits. It’s been this way all throughout early voting. Major Republican county.
I voted around 9am in an area that very Republican. About 50-60 in line. The line was moving relatively fast and as some came out, about an equal number were added to the line. Still about 5-60 in line as I left around 9:45. Those I could hear talking were Romney supporters. Last election I think around 80% from my voting precinct voted for McCain. Lots of Romney signs around, but only saw one Obama sign. Lines are longer than last election and enthusiasm is higher. I know my neighbors will do their part.
Lori Edwards, strong liberal and Polk County elections supervisor, changed the voting procedure in '08. Could have voted several times...in my own precinct! Will be headed to precinct 241, south Lakeland, after work and "gittin' 'er done"!
Brevard County (Space Coast)
154,057 registered Republicans, 130,214 registered Democrats, and 73,549 other.
Ridiculously long line this morning at 7:30 - out of the building, through the parking lot, and around the corner. I’ll be returning this afternoon to try again. My Precinct is slanted more Republican than the general county makeup.
Wellington in WPB...one of the republican leaning enclaves in a very democratic county. Longest lines I’ve seen since voting. I arrived 6:30 AM. 100 deep. By the time I got out at 7:30, it was at least 200 deep. Well behaved crowd, no sign anyone would not wait and vote. I suspect lots of broken glass republicans determined to take our country back.
A special “thanks” to Newt Gingrich this day ...
Romney appears to have finally connected with “genuine” Conservatives ... and Independents ...
as he articulates almost EVERY point that Newt Gingrich was making when Newt won the South Carolina Primary by a “landslide” against Romney.
I am extremely proud and impressed by Newt, how he’s handled all of this over this past year — so graciously and so professionally — just pure class. He never missed a step going right back to his conservative political activism and is still out front, being the wonderful spokesperson that he is. I do believe he’s probably in the fold advising Romney, and Romney is listening to him...
I pray Newt is given a BIG post of some kind after this is over ...should R. win. Not getting my hopes up just yet, but praying.
We still need Newt, more than ever.
I agree with everything you said about Newt.
Newt would be an awesome Secretary of State.