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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:04 PM

I voted today.

Today is the 1st day for early voting in the state of New York and the 2 polling places in my county opened at 10AM. The weather yesterday was a beautiful sunny day at a warm 80 F. Today it was a cold 45 F and I ended up standing in line for about an hour. I wish that I had remembered my winter gloves but I dressed for the colder weather for the most part.





The parking lot was full when I arrived at Cornell Cooperative Extension and people were parking on the shoulder of the road where there were no parking anytime signs. It was a little chaotic with people coming in and leaving in the 2 different entrances/exits and with oncoming road traffic at 45mph. There were no caution signs and I felt that that someone should have been there to help direct traffic. Drivers were trying to leave and they couldn't see with all the vehicles parked on the side of the road; by some miracle there wasn't any accidents while I was there.






I didn't take a photo, but once we got closer to the building there were signs on the front door that masks were required to enter the building. Everyone was wearing a mask while waiting in line outside and everyone was complying with this beneficial rule while inside.







There were 12 of these individual voting booths inside the building. The gentleman in the red shirt sanitized each booth after it was used. The pens that we used to mark our selections were collected in the area where the paper ballot machine were and sanitized before another person used it.. Upon leaving, the outdoor line was still quite long.

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Reply I voted today. (Original post)
Niagara Oct 2020 OP
Karma13612 Oct 2020 #1
Niagara Oct 2020 #4
Stallion Oct 2020 #2
Niagara Oct 2020 #5
Hugin Oct 2020 #3
Niagara Oct 2020 #6
Solly Mack Oct 2020 #7
Niagara Oct 2020 #8
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #9
Niagara Oct 2020 #10
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #11
Niagara Oct 2020 #12
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #13

Response to Niagara (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:15 PM

1. So, you had

At least two polling places for your county?
Thatís great!

For St Lawrence County we only have one. It is probably based on population density. Our county is huge, but not that populated.

I got in Canton at 10:45 AM and didnít finish until 12:25. So it was a long wait.

At least we are done!!

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:26 PM

4. Yes.

There was one in Niagara Falls and one in Lockport. I'm not sure the exact reason why, it could be by population.




I'm so glad that I got it done and it feels great. Cheers!


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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:19 PM

2. Why Are the Lines So Long and Why is it So Difficult to Vote in Democratic State?

making Texas look good-we have 61 voting locations in Dallas County alone and early voting started 11 days ago

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Response to Stallion (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:34 PM

5. I'm not sure why.

Unfortunately in N.Y., we also have a closed primary. I think it's obsolete and it needs to be corrected to an open primary.


My county normally leans heavy Democratic for presidential elections, with the exception of 1980 and 2016. And I'm surrounded by indoctrinated MAGAts in this county.

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:21 PM

3. Thanks for the photos.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:35 PM

6. My pleasure, Hugin.

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:40 PM

7. K&R

Thanks for the photos!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:54 PM

8. My pleasure, Solly Mack.

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:13 PM

9. K&R!

Ty for voting & for the pix!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:30 PM

10. My pleasure, SheltieLover.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:06 PM

11. Feels great doesn't it?

I voted a week ago Thurs & am still

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:22 PM

12. It certainly does.

I received my primary absentee ballot without any issues. For some reason my general absentee ballot never arrived. I was chatting with a lady in the voting line and she didn't receive her absentee ballot either.


I'm extremely relieved and excited that I got my vote in for Joe and Kamala.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 06:29 PM

13. Me too!

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