Skip to comments.OHIO -- Post Your Morning Ohio Voting Observations Here!!
Posted on 11/06/2012 5:38:48 AM PST by CWW
This will be a running thread for morning anecdotal observations of voting in Ohio. What are you seeing at the polls?
If you are in a predominantly democrat district, what does the crowd look like in comparioson with 2008 and in past election years?
I haven’t vote yet this morning (will at lunch) but driving past my polling place saw an overflow of vehicles in the lot and on the street. Reports from two co-workers this morning whom have voted said that their polling places were packed.
Southern Montgomery County.
Portage County (NE Ohio) at 6:30 am - 25 - 30 in line, all voting Romney.
From Ohio friends on facebook.
“30 minute line in Warren county”
“Waited 40 minutes but I voted :)” (Hamilton County)
“Longest line in Okeana voting history!!!!!” (Butler County)
All seem to be CHick-fil-a voters judging by the comments.
The ‘rat vote doesn’t come out until the buses go around and pick up people on their doorsteps.
How do you know they are voting for Romney? Curious... Did you guys all talk about who you were voting for in line?
Clermont County (East Cincinnati), Union Township. I’ve never seen a crowd this large on election day in this polling place. It was PACKED! Clermont County is ROCK-RIBBED Republican turf.
I’m going in about an hour or so. I’ll let you know..
Just got back. It was VERY crowded! My husband said it is a good sign (for Romney). I saw ALL my neighbors...they ALL cofessed to voting for Romney (even the ones who voted Obama in 2008). I have a very good feeling. Our poll watcher was awesome! Some (dem) voters kept leaving lots of material in the booths but he was right on top of it. Folks, this feels like a landslide.
I voted just now in a rat invested area of northeast Ohio. Turnout at my polling place was light. That is good news.
I am in Southern Montgomery County like you and it was the largest voting line I have ever seen at Cox Arboretum. I bet it was an hour wait. In fact, it was so crowded that I left and will return to vote after lunchtime. I think this is a good sign!!
When making reports about your location please indicate the nature of your location (heavy GOP leaning area or heavy Dem leaning, for example)
I know it;s not OH but this is FL and we’re out to vote later but we live in one of the most republican counties in FL, called st Johns county and my wife is out working right now and said she has never seen so many people voting and the lines are immense and trust me tat area is all republican, well republicans outnumber Dem and nonparty combined
Yes, we waited for about 10 minutes and we discussed the election and who we were voting for and why....if there were any Obama voters they were too ashamed to speak up.
Montgomery County is a Democratic area because of the open sore (i.e. little Detroit) that is Dayton, Ohio. However, the Southern suburbs are strongly Republican. Montgomery County went for Obama and Kerry in the last 2 elections.
How do you know whom they are voting for? I voted early in Massachusetts this morning -- long lines. To pass the time while waiting to vote, I was trying to guess who people on line were voting for based on their looks and demeanor, but of course, that's not really possible.
I sure hope you're right, but how do you know?
Very busy at 7:30 a.m. They changed the lines in Delaware, OH from precinct district to last name lines. Supposed to save time, but didn’t really see that.
Touchscreen voting worked fine. Every selection was confirmed on the paper scroll and also at the end before final submission.
No outside campaigners, thank goodness. No obvious poll watchers inside.
Everything went smoothly. Can’t complain.
Today (about 6:40 a.m.) I voted and took my mom... who is 90 years old.
We had to wait in line for about 30 minutes, but not because of the crowd.
They had some kind of glitch with the voting machines.
I can't believe that these guys had to re-invent the wheel for a process that never took more than about 10 minutes in the past.
Anyway, there was a line because of it and once I finished and left the building, there were almost no cars outside and people were not waiting to get in.
I am always amazed at the number of pol workers they think they need to expedite the process. Each table had at least 3 people more than necessary. I could not determine what, if anything, they were doing or supposed to be doing.
Got in and out in about 45 minutes when it usually takes 15 at most.
Wife and I went in around 7:30 am. I am northeast of Columbus, actually Kasich’s hometown. No line. I have seen long lines there before so not sure what to take of it.
Other friends I’ve talked to in other precincts say lines are longest they’ve ever seen.
Not sure what’s up with my precinct.
Because we (the people in line) talked about who we were voting for...not an Obamabot in the bunch. Of course, at 6:30am, the leeches are still sleeping it off....
Just voted in Warren County, OH. Large lines compared to even 2010. This bodes well for Romney and the GOP since this is a deeply conservative district, likely > 70%.
Is that county traditionally right leaning?
I appreciate the information, but a thread works so much smoother if we don’t have to research each post to find out what the information provided means.
We are all in this fight together. I want to thank everyone who will spend hours waiting in line today for putting up with the incovenience of doing so.
Yes, “Chick-fil-A” seems to be the current battle cry.
LET’S GO MONTGOMERY COUNTY!!!!
Putnam County typically votes about 75% Republican; I'm anxious to see if we an hit 80% this year.
I’ll tell you who those people in line are voting forwho stood in line wiht you.
They;re all voting for obama, you;re in MA, one of the most liberal cess pits in this country and yes I lived there and yes my wife comes from there but she escaped and stopped giving money to the liberal elected officials.
If it is like the states I have been in, just look at the color of the sample voting ballet that many of the people pick up on the way in. Whether they took a sample ballet from the Republican table or the democrat table is a good estimate for those on the way in.
It’s a Rat invested, croney filled, Blue collar and blue haired Cuyahoga County wannabe. We just didn’t know that when we moved here.
I just think the decent people have had enough.
We live just 100 yards from our polling station and wife says traffic is heavy this morning. She says it is dying down now. Big time conservative area. She is going to be poll watching as soon as I get home. So should have a real good idea by 5 o’clock tonight.
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Well, yes. Of course I know that. But here in my town in Metrowest Boston, I do see a lot of Scott Brown yard signs (and, unfortunately, a lot of Warren yard signs too). Even though Brown disgusts me, I am hoping he beats the reprehensible Elizabeth Warren.
If it weren't for Scott Brown, I probably wouldn't have even bothered to vote.
Great post thanks!
If Columbus is like *most* state capitals I would think that low turnout there would be a good thing.We'd want the fine folks of the area voting *tomorrow* when the lines are far shorter!
I posted above and I would say that my precinct leans Republican. BUT, I do believe in 2008, my precinct went Obama. That election, there were plenty of obama yard signs and bumper stickers. This year? Republican signs of many candidates all over the place. Very few Obama signs.
It’s still somewhat busy right now considering that most people are working at the moment. It’s more than 100 yards though ;) I’ll be heading there shortly with Mikey in tow before the lunch rush.
metro west, Newton, Wellesley or further out in Framingham???
Got my misses out of that state and she now admits it was the best thing move she ever did, she said she feels her vote counts, she feels her tax money does not now go to issues like homosexual rights or even wasted on liberal agendas.
We’ll be going out later to vote and know our votes will be hel;ping to defeat the new Dem party called the socialist party.
Scott Brown is clearly very far from perfect.But if you look at his voting record you'll see that he votes with the GOP a good portion of the time whereas,as you and I *both* know,Liawatha,if elected,would be at Dirty Harry's feet 24/7/365.
I'm feeling like some Chick-fil-A for lunch.
Just got done voting in our precinct. There was a line of cars going into the parking lot. I had to wait aboiut 15 minutes to get a voting booth and again to cast my ballot through the scanner. Saw a lot of Romney/Ryan bumper stickers. Didn’t see any 0bama. In 2008, I waited 45 minutes to vote.
Heavy, heavy dem area...Cuyahoga County.
Yes, I know that. That's why I bothered to vote.
Voted around 8:45 in portage and line was still steady the poll workers said it was starting to slow down finally and were joking about bathroom breaks. 15 minute wait where before I would have just walked right in area leans conservative. took my daughter with me and then headed to kent for an errand - color me shocked right in the middle of downtown was a chair with a Romney sign in what I would have always considered a hard lib central with the college and all.... Think it bodes well.
YES. Enthusiasm is on the side of the CHALLENGER in this election. Long lines outside of corrupt city centers is great news.
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