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An interesting note re voting at 9am in my little hamlet (~1,500) in central PA with light rain.
We've always had to show a photo ID, but for the first time that I recall we had an armed constable on duty in the township building where voting occurs.
I'll be real curious to hear from others about the security (or lack) at their polling places, esp. given DJT's recent comments about making this election 'more secure than ever'.
There was a constable at my polling place too. I’m in Eastern PA.
In rural eastern PA, there was large turnout. About 180 people waiting in line at 8 am. (polls opened at 7)
My first time voting from this location. I was in the book, but was asked to show ID.
Rural Kentucky where ID required, poll worker cross references name address and signature. By the way, heaviest turnout long term poll worker has seen through 11 am. I waited 35 minutes to vote which is the longest in 25 years at this poll location. No state wide election, slam dunk house rep (conservative). Local county government head on ballot but has never driven this type turnout. Red Wave reaction to Mob mentality?
Upstate NY. No security. No ID. They don’t even cover your previous signature any more. Very busy this AM for an off-year election.
Voted this am in Kansas. My wife and I were asked to present our drivers license and we had to sign in order to vote.
I early voted last week. Our town’s early voting location (unchanged since early voting started in 2014) is the municipal courthouse that shares the building with the local PD. I had no security concerns while I was voting...
I’m in Indiana Pa. No security where I voted. I voted at 11:15 this morning and was voter number 331. That’s pretty high for the midterms where I live! We’ve never had photo ID, though I think it would be a good idea.
I had to show my ID, sign the registration book and there were 3 people there manning the polling place.
Of course I live in a town of 400 people in the middle of nowhere Alaska.
Left my drivers license at work so I brought my passport, a recently expired DMV temporary paper photo copy of drivers license, my auto registration and a utility bill with me as ID.
They made me cast a provisional ballot
Would have preferred they ask for proof of citizenship, but progress is progress.
On the other hand, I probably could have driven down to the other nearby congressional district and told them "Yo no hablo inglés. " and that I did not have time to register to vote before hand because I just came across the border illegally last weekend and they would probably find transportation and let me vote in every precinct in the district so progress may not be evenly implemented
Small rural valley in N Nevada:
Had to give the lady my ID & she processed it thru a machine, and I also had to sign to ‘match the signature’. Fine with me. Even tho 2 of the 3 ladies there personally knew me.
One deputy sheriff there in parking lot about 9:30 AM.
Lines were all down the 40 ++ foot long alcove, and then wrapped around the other side of the same alcove. About 15 minutes to make it to the check in ladies. 8 machines running.
We had a LEO, not sure which type, opening the door for people going in and out. Armed and in uniform. Very cool and casual. WE have the best poll volunteers. Many are vets. I made sure to thank them all for volunteering. I asked one how the day has been and she said “calm.” I am blessed to live in a great community. Thank you Jesus!
I’m in PA, too. Didn’t have to show ID but the voter in front of me did. I think they knew me by my house. Old ladies working the polls usually remember the house. I was voter #70-something this morning, it wasn’t busy. Three or four voters in the entire building at the time. No law enforcement. Got some treats...candy and a pen and an emery board. You get rewards if you go early! :D