Mrs. News Cut reported this morning that over 200 were in line at Lake Jr. High in Woodbury this morning when the polls opened. About 70 had lined up at 5:30 this morning. And, she says, six people showed up, saw the line and left.
But, the dispatch reports, the line moved quickly even though there were only 10 voting booths because people brought black pens and sat on the gym’s bleachers and filled out their ballot.
Meanwhile, senior Jefferson School in Uptown voting correspondent John Nicholson reports, “It took about an hour to vote. We were in line at 6:45. We were about 100th in line.”
Via Twitter, these observations from various voters:
An MPR colleague, Frank Hudson, reports that “by the time polls opened at 7:02 at Ward 8 in South Mpls there were around 80 in line, double what I counted at 6:50 AM. However the line moved fast. It would have moved faster, but they ran out of BIC pens to mark the ballots. I was out the door at 7:12 AM after voting.”
Please describe your voting experience below. If you’d like to shoot a picture, use the “Contact Bob” link on the right. By the way, at the polling place in Woodbury, our intrepid reporter tells me, election judges were making sure peoples’ cellphones and cameras were off.
For vicarious voting thrills, I recommend the Twitter #votereport page.