Wait times at Central Florida's early voting locations

ORANGE COUNTY Early Voting Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sunday, voters may fill out and submit absentee ballots at the elections headquarters, 119 W. Kaley Ave., Orlando, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... Full Story
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cheryl

United States

#1 Oct 29, 2008
I voted early on the second day of early voting in Daytona at the City Island Library.
We waited about 1and 1/2 hours because it is run very poorly, not enough staff and half of them did not seem to know what was going on.
They closed the polling stations yesterday at 4 pm, They were supposed to stay open till 7pm.
Why can't we get this right?
I heard on TV that they will be open now until 7pm up until Nov 4, So please go and vote.
Please vote to get rid of our supervisor of elections or anyone else that cannot get it together in time for this important process.
Diogenes

Houston, TX

#2 Oct 29, 2008
I see the future of voting as changing. I don't believe we'll have the old style voting day for many more years. It's becoming too inconvenient for people to take just one day out to vote and it only gives officials one chance to get things right.

Megan's law didn't help. Well, I shouldn't say it was the law that caused the problem, it was the lack of cooperation on our officials to handle the new law that caused the problem.

We used to vote at a local elementary school in our area. But when Megan's law was passed it required that all volunteers for voting had to have background checks ran which was quite expensive and the board of elections couldn't afford it.

Other counties give their teachers a "teacher's day" on that voting day and therefore no students are in school and the problem is solved. But not in Orange County. The school board refused to give that voting day a "teacher's day" so therefore the voting place had to be moved to a much worse location.

When I tried to ask the school board why they wouldn't change that day to a "teacher's day" their reply was "we have certain days set aside as teacher's day and that was not one of them".

What you have is a school board that refuses to work with the community and other local government boards for some unknown reason. I tried to get the county commissioners to look at it but they say "hey, that's the school board. We don't have control over them".

So if you got kicked out of your school for voting and now have to use a worse place or double up with another precinct then that's probably the reason.

Of course we could just change voting across the country to Saturday and it would help a lot. Then they could cut out early voting. I don't like the idea of people making up their minds early before the candidates have even stopped switching their postiions.
doug

Altamonte Springs, FL

#3 Oct 29, 2008
Diogenes wrote:
I see the future of voting as changing. I don't believe we'll have the old style voting day for many more years. It's becoming too inconvenient for people to take just one day out to vote and it only gives officials one chance to get things right.
Megan's law didn't help. Well, I shouldn't say it was the law that caused the problem, it was the lack of cooperation on our officials to handle the new law that caused the problem.
We used to vote at a local elementary school in our area. But when Megan's law was passed it required that all volunteers for voting had to have background checks ran which was quite expensive and the board of elections couldn't afford it.
Other counties give their teachers a "teacher's day" on that voting day and therefore no students are in school and the problem is solved. But not in Orange County. The school board refused to give that voting day a "teacher's day" so therefore the voting place had to be moved to a much worse location.
When I tried to ask the school board why they wouldn't change that day to a "teacher's day" their reply was "we have certain days set aside as teacher's day and that was not one of them".
What you have is a school board that refuses to work with the community and other local government boards for some unknown reason. I tried to get the county commissioners to look at it but they say "hey, that's the school board. We don't have control over them".
So if you got kicked out of your school for voting and now have to use a worse place or double up with another precinct then that's probably the reason.
Of course we could just change voting across the country to Saturday and it would help a lot. Then they could cut out early voting. I don't like the idea of people making up their minds early before the candidates have even stopped switching their postiions.
Oregon is the best model to go by vote by mail as easy as it gets.
Carbon

Longwood, FL

#4 Oct 29, 2008
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!

/pasty white boys for Obama!
Enough Already

Washington, DC

#5 Oct 29, 2008
Carbon wrote:
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!
OH-BAH-MAH!
/pasty white boys for Obama!
LOL...Good.
Diogenes

Houston, TX

#6 Oct 29, 2008
If Obama didn't keep his promise on this

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/02/us/politics...

then what else will he NOT keep his promise on?
MIA62

Palm Bay, FL

#7 Oct 29, 2008
United States Presidential Powers

Presidential Powers:
The president can issue rules, regulations, and instructions called executive orders, which have the binding force of law upon federal agencies but do not require congressional approval.

The president nominates, subject to Senate confirmation, the heads of executive departments, agencies, and other high ranking federal officials.

Presidential Legislative Powers:
The president has the power to veto any bill passed by Congress. It then two-thirds of the members of each house to vote to override the veto.

Presidential Judicial Powers:
Presidential nominations of federal judges is subject to confirmation by the Senate. The President has the power to grant a full or conditional pardon, except in a case of impeachment.

Presidential Powers In Foreign Affairs:
The President appoints ambassadors, ministers, and consuls, which are subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Vote Smart.
Obomaites

Apopka, FL

#8 Oct 29, 2008
This candidate is really crossing the line to leave messages on my unlisted home phone. How crooked is that. Also, received mail from them telling me where to vote. I think this is push push and disgusting. The paper is ok but calling people on their home phones when I pay to be on a no call is SOMETHING is out of control. Milcelle Obama go swallow a Tbone stake whole to shut your pie hole.
Tyrannosaurus

United States

#9 Oct 29, 2008
The Legal case to release the rape from this law student who wrote me the following:
"The bottom line is this: It is irrelevant that the courts denied the LATimes requests to disclose what has been adjudicated should not be disclosed. What IS relevant is to show the utter HYPOCRISY of the LATimes to refuse to disclose information about a candidate for POTUS when they have argued time and time and time again for disclosure because of PUBLIC INTEREST re matters courts and/or legislatures have deemed confidential.
There has truly never been a more important election in our lifetimes. The LA Times has no LEGAL reason why they should not release the tape, and the lie that they are putting out there that they keep their word is preposterous when they have asked courts and legislatures to CHANGE THE LAW in the matter of the public interest re matters much lesser than this one.
I'm sure there's a LOT more...I am only a law student, not an expert, and I don't have time to research every single LA Times of LA Mirror case...maybe publishing quotes LA Times made requesting release of confidential info will either pressure them into releasing the tape or at the very least expose their hypocrisy to such a degree that the public will be more focused on what could be on that tape."
United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.
UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
Dominick Phillip BROOKLIER, Samuel Orlando Sciortino, Louis Tom Dragna, Michael Rizzitello, Jack Locicero, Defendants,
The Times Mirror Company, Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, and Gene Blake, Non-Party Appellants.
The TIMES MIRROR COMPANY and Gene Blake, Petitioners,
v.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR the CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, Respondent,
and
Dominick Phillip Brooklier, et al., Real Parties.
Nos. 80-5808, 80-7556.
Argued and Submitted Jan. 14, 1981.
Decided Aug. 31, 1982.
Edward

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Oct 29, 2008
Here's John McCain saying the same thing in 2000 that is claiming Obama is a socialist for...

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Henway

Orlando, FL

#11 Oct 29, 2008
if you cannot make it to the voting location plan ahead to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. no line, no wait, and no gas (used in your car and those bean eaters in front of you)
hope alive

Bronx, NY

#12 Oct 29, 2008
http://www.angelfire.com/ny/awake/electus.htm...

Whom are we in service to? Its not Joe Schmoos
we care about in spite of Joe "the fake Plumber"
who cares deeply about Israel. How this slime
ball came into prominence was well done item.
They have that Jesus character who committed
suicide for our (not theirs) "unborn innocent con-job sins."
What a crazy concept that has us forever enslaved - brain dead.

Observe the dredging up of folks whom Obama
had either worked with bumped into to paint
as anti (oh no it wont be uttered) tarring.
Haters supreme who will never be questioned
by goys (for certain). Recall the hatred they
had us so programmed against the French. Now
with their Likudliker Sarkozy in the saddle its
lovey lovey frenchie. This character has expressed
his support of his Likuliker Lieberman's McInsane.
Who's gonna utter a word in condemning him for
such interference into US politics. NOBODY.
Mark

Osteen, FL

#13 Oct 29, 2008
BORING
interesting

Cocoa, FL

#14 Oct 30, 2008
So Volusia counts, but Brevard doesn't. That's nice
Tyrannosaurus

United States

#16 Oct 30, 2008
This is the stupidest election I have ever seen. Blacks, the dead, illegal, ACORN.

A complete scam election if there ever was one. Like those Cuban elections where Castro gets 99% of the vote.

Just take this election to the supreme court and hope they throw out the results and order a second presidential election.

A complete joke.
Enough Already

Washington, DC

#17 Oct 30, 2008
Tyrannosaurus wrote:
This is the stupidest election I have ever seen. Blacks, the dead, illegal, ACORN.
A complete scam election if there ever was one. Like those Cuban elections where Castro gets 99% of the vote.
Just take this election to the supreme court and hope they throw out the results and order a second presidential election.
A complete joke.
It's ok, you're still invited to the victory party, we'll save ya a seat, no problem!

Obama/Biden '08
Out with the OLD, in with the New
Carbon

Longwood, FL

#18 Oct 30, 2008
Some of these wait times are exaggerated. I just went by Cagans Crossings Library in Lake County and there is no wait at all.

Everybody go vote now!

GOBAMA!!
Tyrannosaurus

United States

#20 Oct 30, 2008
Enough Already wrote:
<quoted text>
It's ok, you're still invited to the victory party, we'll save ya a seat, no problem!
Obama/Biden '08
Out with the OLD, in with the New
Germany calibrated when Hitler got power in 1933. 12 years later the Third Reich was destroyed.

Enjoy the ride up. That fall will be pretty hard.
Tyrannosaurus

United States

#21 Oct 30, 2008
Accept defeat wrote:
I'm voting Obama for President because McCain and Palin want to ban birth control and outlaw contraceptives!
Obama '08
Lie posted by useful idiot.
reader

Melbourne, FL

#22 Oct 30, 2008
Enough Already wrote:
<quoted text>
It's ok, you're still invited to the victory party, we'll save ya a seat, no problem!
Obama/Biden '08
Out with the OLD, in with the New
My friends and I are already planning on calling in sick on Weds. the 5th.

Stocking up on the Absolut for Tuesday night and the aspirin for the morning after.

Go-OBAMA

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