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dem4decades

(11,261 posts)
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:22 PM Mar 2020

Wait times to vote in the primary.

I'm watching Brian Williams and he's reporting wait times in the Texas primary of 1 hour in Austin and 2 and a half hours in Houston. Why is this even possible? Shouldn't voters demand more access to voting?

Can't they demand their local government either fix it or be voted out?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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Wait times to vote in the primary. (Original Post) dem4decades Mar 2020 OP
It will stop relayerbob Mar 2020 #1
Waited 6 hours in Phoenix in 16. sweetloukillbot Mar 2020 #2
That's what i'm talking about, why not more of this. dem4decades Mar 2020 #6
I've never had to wait more than 5 or 10 minutes frazzled Mar 2020 #3
My longest wait in early voting has been maybe 15 minutes. Blue_true Mar 2020 #4
Me too. Republican town, no lines. dem4decades Mar 2020 #5
I live in a very large, blue city frazzled Mar 2020 #11
Heavy democratic cities and GOP controlled state government Moderateguy Mar 2020 #7
This sweetloukillbot Mar 2020 #9
Does the state control the local polling places? dem4decades Mar 2020 #10
The control the $$$$$ Moderateguy Mar 2020 #14
That would do it. If a Democrat gets into the White House House the federal government dem4decades Mar 2020 #16
Nah. It's up to the state to distribute those funds Moderateguy Mar 2020 #17
Much better here in California. Codeine Mar 2020 #8
They were reporting hour plus waiting in Los Angeles. Democratic state, democratic town. dem4decades Mar 2020 #12
I guess I got lucky then. Codeine Mar 2020 #13
I wasn't questioning you and i agree about it should be easier. dem4decades Mar 2020 #15
 

relayerbob

(6,525 posts)
1. It will stop
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:23 PM
Mar 2020

as soon as the GOP is driven to extinction. Let's hope we get it done up and down the ballot this November!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

sweetloukillbot

(10,931 posts)
2. Waited 6 hours in Phoenix in 16.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:24 PM
Mar 2020

We voted out the country clerk after that.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

dem4decades

(11,261 posts)
6. That's what i'm talking about, why not more of this.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:31 PM
Mar 2020

Maybe sue the election officials responsible too.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

frazzled

(18,402 posts)
3. I've never had to wait more than 5 or 10 minutes
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 07:33 PM
Mar 2020

Usually little to no wait at all

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
4. My longest wait in early voting has been maybe 15 minutes.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:16 PM
Mar 2020

The long wait was cool because I got to talk to people in line about stuff other than politics or religion.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

dem4decades

(11,261 posts)
5. Me too. Republican town, no lines.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:29 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

frazzled

(18,402 posts)
11. I live in a very large, blue city
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:35 PM
Mar 2020

So I don’t know that party is necessarily a factor

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Moderateguy

(945 posts)
7. Heavy democratic cities and GOP controlled state government
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:31 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

dem4decades

(11,261 posts)
10. Does the state control the local polling places?
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:35 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

dem4decades

(11,261 posts)
16. That would do it. If a Democrat gets into the White House House the federal government
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:43 PM
Mar 2020

Fund more polling places?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Moderateguy

(945 posts)
17. Nah. It's up to the state to distribute those funds
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:49 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
8. Much better here in California.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:33 PM
Mar 2020

Walked in and waited maybe 45 seconds while the guy ahead of me insisted on a privacy sleeve for his ballot. Whole thing took maybe two-and-a-half minutes.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

dem4decades

(11,261 posts)
12. They were reporting hour plus waiting in Los Angeles. Democratic state, democratic town.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:36 PM
Mar 2020

Why is voting so hard to do.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
13. I guess I got lucky then.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:39 PM
Mar 2020

Voting should be easy and universal. Putting up barriers sucks.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

dem4decades

(11,261 posts)
15. I wasn't questioning you and i agree about it should be easier.
Tue Mar 3, 2020, 08:40 PM
Mar 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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