The temps are low, but the sun is shining brightly and the lines are short, so it’s a perfect time to vote! While voters across the country are waiting in long lines—especially in swing states–we’re seeing and hearing of wait times of 10 minutes or less.
Things appear to be running smoothing at the local polls. The Montclair Park Service has redirected over 60 people this morning from Bradford Elementary to Mount Hebron Middle School–where, despite having double the number of citizens voting this morning, no one has waited in line more than a few minutes. In other cases, neighbors are texting each other with the location changes. Natalie Dowd of Montclair said: “We have no power, so how else would I know Bradford was closed?”
I’ve heard radio interviews of citizens who don’t plan to vote, because New Jersey always goes blue anyway. But every vote counts. Lower turnout in the blue states of New Jersey and New York because of Hurricane Sandy could contribute to the possibility that one candidate wins the electoral vote but loses the popular vote, further dividing the country.
How was your voting experience?