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If you voted today, how was the turnout in your neck of the woods? (Original Post) Kittycatkat Nov 2022 OP
Where are you? Joe Cool Nov 2022 #1
Eastern Shore of Maryland. One of the few pockets of red in the state. Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #4
Where are you and how was your turnout? quaint Nov 2022 #2
Eastern Shore of Maryland. Turnout looks very good, early voting as well. Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #5
I voted last Thurs in rural TN SheltieLover Nov 2022 #3
Thanks. Lines are always good for Dems. If we all vote, we got this! Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #6
That's my take on things as well. SheltieLover Nov 2022 #14
Mine was more people than 2020 election but early vote only had a few booths so can't count on it uponit7771 Nov 2022 #7
Slow and steady wins the race. Thanks for helping the blue wave! Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #10
A little heavier than normal for a primary. GoCubsGo Nov 2022 #8
Retirees and women, love it. Thanks for voting. Go Blue! Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #9
VA -- county next to Richmond. In off-year elections, I'm usually voter #60, 70, 80. . . Nay Nov 2022 #11
Wow, a good indicator for our team. Thanks for voting and sharing. Blue Wave! Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #12
Suburb of Cleveland Tribetime Nov 2022 #13
Me too. Thanks for the vote and the info. If we all vote - Blue Wave baby! Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #16
As heavy as 2020 in Grand Rapids, MI Johnny2X2X Nov 2022 #15
Love it! Thanks for your vote & your info. Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #17
Are you in MI-03? That's one race I'm really interested in. I lived in the district for years catbyte Nov 2022 #22
Yes Johnny2X2X Nov 2022 #23
KCMO. Steady but not crowded about 7:30. nt leftyladyfrommo Nov 2022 #18
That sounds goods. Steady much better than long lines, Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #19
I walked right in. But I went to my regular place where I leftyladyfrommo Nov 2022 #31
Lansing, MI. Turnout looks higher than 2018. catbyte Nov 2022 #20
I too feel the trauma. Thanks for your vote & your input. We got this.. Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #21
Voted early. Early turnout for my 80% GOP county was only typical. carpetbagger Nov 2022 #24
Thank you for voting Dem in Texas. Please encourage your Dem friends & family to vote. Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #26
As big as it was in 2020. Very surprised. TheBeam19 Nov 2022 #25
Voted in Chester county, PA Jskudris55 Nov 2022 #27
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Let's see a Blue Wave. Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #28
Tsunami! SheltieLover Nov 2022 #29
Pink Tsunami! Demsrule86 Nov 2022 #34
"He asked me 'Republican?'" BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #30
So what did you say? Demsrule86 Nov 2022 #33
I don't live in Montco, I live in Philly (in the city) BumRushDaShow Nov 2022 #35
There was a good turnout. I live in Bedford in Cuyahoga County... Demsrule86 Nov 2022 #32
I voted absentee, early and ... Bmoboy Nov 2022 #36
He sucks. Just saying it. He does really suck. Kittycatkat Nov 2022 #37
Walked to the fire station this morning... dropped off my ballot WarGamer Nov 2022 #38

Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
4. Eastern Shore of Maryland. One of the few pockets of red in the state.
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:54 AM
Nov 2022

I voted today, early, in case you know, I got hit by a bus or something. My mom voted early as she went abroad. I have texed my Dem friends and family to vote. The parking lot was full where I voted, but moving nicely. Early voting has been very busy here. A blue wave is swelling. Vote. Vote. Vote.

Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
5. Eastern Shore of Maryland. Turnout looks very good, early voting as well.
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:01 AM
Nov 2022

I am in a pocket of red in a very blue state and all my Dem friends are fired up and voting. Have encouraged a few young people to register and vote Dem over the last couple years. They in turn have swayed a couple of their family members, who were life long repugs, to vote Dem.

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
3. I voted last Thurs in rural TN
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:47 AM
Nov 2022

Memphis burbs.

About 15-20 in line ahead of us & steady stream after us.

Lots if women voting alone. Significant in this region. Many women here seem to believe they "need a maaaan" to accomplish anything. Surreal, I know.

New voting machines. Had to press & reset choice FIVE TIMES before machine would register Dem gov candidate. Person who accompanied me did not have that problem. Paper ballots were offered.

Yes, I reported to poll worker.

GoCubsGo

(32,076 posts)
8. A little heavier than normal for a primary.
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:07 AM
Nov 2022

That was at 8:30ish AM, Left Armpit, South Carolina. A lot of retirees and women.

Nay

(12,051 posts)
11. VA -- county next to Richmond. In off-year elections, I'm usually voter #60, 70, 80. . .
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:14 AM
Nov 2022

today I was voter #334. (I have always voted between 9:30 and 10:30). So, the turnout is higher than usual! There was a steady stream of voters the whole time I was there, also unusual.

So, as far as I can see, turnout is going to be good.

And there were no goons with guns lurking around.

Tribetime

(4,684 posts)
13. Suburb of Cleveland
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:18 AM
Nov 2022

Steady turnout at 930...one woman brought her 3 daughters with her even though they were too young to vote she wanted to show them the process . I hope the Roevember happens here.

Johnny2X2X

(18,978 posts)
15. As heavy as 2020 in Grand Rapids, MI
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:21 AM
Nov 2022

Couldn't believe the parking lot was so full. Made it through in 20-25 minutes, but the other precinct at my same locale had a line at least twice as long. I could see some people waiting an hour. This is suburban Grand Rapids, middle to upper middle class.

catbyte

(34,350 posts)
22. Are you in MI-03? That's one race I'm really interested in. I lived in the district for years
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:45 AM
Nov 2022

until I retired and moved to Lansing, and I can't remember a Democrat ever being elected. Paul Henry was the only decent RepubliQan I can remember serving the district and that was back in the 1980s. Vern Ehlers was a hack and Amash, well, yuck. I moved before Meijer was elected.

Johnny2X2X

(18,978 posts)
23. Yes
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:51 AM
Nov 2022

Hillary Scholten is favored to win the seat over Q Anon nutcase John Gibbs who literally has said women shouldn't be allowed to vote or to work. The district has been redrawn from R+9 to D+3.

Have my Hillary sign and her campaign workers have stopped by the house twice.

Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
19. That sounds goods. Steady much better than long lines,
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:35 AM
Nov 2022

especially for those who went before work. Thanks for your vote & your update. Blue Wave!

leftyladyfrommo

(18,868 posts)
31. I walked right in. But I went to my regular place where I
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:40 PM
Nov 2022

went for years and was told my place had changed. My new one is way further away and on a windy road that is not safe for walking.

catbyte

(34,350 posts)
20. Lansing, MI. Turnout looks higher than 2018.
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:41 AM
Nov 2022

I voted by mail in 2020 because you know, but it's actually more convenient for me to vote in person (the polling place is literally across the street from my house.) I can see out my window that there's steady traffic in and out of the place, so I'm encouraged. The poll workers were cheerful, and it was good to see that most of them were young.

I'm cautiously optimistic, but I'm still traumatized by 2016, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
21. I too feel the trauma. Thanks for your vote & your input. We got this..
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:45 AM
Nov 2022

if we all vote. Blue Wave baby!

carpetbagger

(4,390 posts)
24. Voted early. Early turnout for my 80% GOP county was only typical.
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 12:18 PM
Nov 2022

Good news if the Texas cities come in strong.

Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
26. Thank you for voting Dem in Texas. Please encourage your Dem friends & family to vote.
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 12:23 PM
Nov 2022

We need a Blue Wave!

 

Jskudris55

(44 posts)
27. Voted in Chester county, PA
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 12:26 PM
Nov 2022

Last edited Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:09 PM - Edit history (1)

Turnout seemed solid. It’s a moderate area but a lot of elderly republicans around here too.

I walked in and there was a booth with two old men representing the county republicans and holding sample ballots. He asked me “Republican?” Probably because I’m a 34 year old white male dressed in my nice work clothes.

I replied “NOPE!” And kept walking. Had no line. Walked right in. Got my ballot. Voted for Fetterman, Shapiro, Houlahan, and Piello. And left.

BumRushDaShow

(128,596 posts)
30. "He asked me 'Republican?'"
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:13 PM
Nov 2022

Am guessing since this is not a primary, that this is the type of crap some of the polling places will do. Years ago they used to do it in Montgomery County (Democrats were afraid to admit to being a Democrat else the volunteer fire companies would not respond if you had a fire and other assorted and sundry harassment like nonsense citations for sidewalk cracks, etc).

However slowly but surely, Montco went from red to purple to now blue. And Chester County is hopefully heading in that direction too (as an increasingly purple county - at least along the eastern side).

BumRushDaShow

(128,596 posts)
35. I don't live in Montco, I live in Philly (in the city)
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 02:08 PM
Nov 2022

I have a sister who lives in Montco and moved there 20 years ago just as it was going purple and her neighbors told her all the stories. Josh Shapiro was actually the Democrat who successfully ran for Montgomery County Commissioner that helped to break the GOP back of the County a little over a decade ago (providing Democrats with a majority (D) for the first time ever 2 - 1).





Edit to add - that guy on the far left in the above is the same as THIS GUY below at 45's 2nd Impeachment (Bruce Castor - (R)) who served as one of 45's defense lawyers -

Bmoboy

(265 posts)
36. I voted absentee, early and ...
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 02:13 PM
Nov 2022

... I dropped by my precinct with doughnuts for the election workers.

Mine is a very red district of blue state Maryland.

I got there a little after noon. Not very busy. No line. Only one person outside electioneering (for the wacky far right governor candidate - had a sign - "Vote Cox for our Children&quot .

WarGamer

(12,387 posts)
38. Walked to the fire station this morning... dropped off my ballot
Tue Nov 8, 2022, 02:48 PM
Nov 2022

And 4-5 neighbors were chatting out front... I'd say in my area the vast majority VBM.

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