This is not a political thread, so go into the Rancor Pit for discussion about the candidates. (Type R-A-N-C-O-R like the instructions say, and you're in)
This specific thread is about our historic election with probably the highest voter turn-out in our nation's history.
At my apartment complex, one of the club rooms is always set up as a polling place.
I went down at 6:58am (polls in California open at 7am) and I had to wait in line for almost exactly 1 hour. There were probably 100 people ahead of me who were already waiting to vote.
It even started to rain on us - but it was more like a few light sprinkles here and there - but enough to get the pavement wet.
There were hot college girls next to me in line. One had a little poodle dog with its own drivers' license attached to its collar. (However, the election officials did not allow the dog to vote).
There were a lot of issues on California's ballot to vote on, including 11 statewide initiatives, and at least 5 or 6 city ordinances affecting San Diego (like we had to vote on whether to permanently outlaw drinking on the beach here).
Also, the election saw people in my hometown voting for their representatives in Congress and our California State government.
I think it helped tremendously, if people had read their voter information early and knew exactly how they were going to vote before they showed up at the polls.
We allowed early voting at the Registrar of Voters, too - but there were hours-long lines for people voting early even a week or more back.
There are a lot of election-returns parties going on tonight, where you can go hang out and find out who won. The House of Blues here in San Diego is throwing a big one, with giant screens tuned in to the election results.
My apartment complex is setting up one of the Rec Rooms with caterered food and drinks, so all the neighbors can get together. (This is the event I'm planning to attend).
Want to make a LOT of friends really fast? A couple of hours before your state's polls close, say you're an UNDECIDED VOTER (even if you've already voted) - and watch people try and talk to you, buy you meals, and drive you to polling places. This is a great way to meet college girls who are volunteering on campaigns. Just say something like "I'm leaning towards ______ but I think _______ also has some good ideas I can agree with." Then let your new friend do all the talking! This really works. (But don't actually vote more than once!)
Anyway, what was your voting experience like?