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Seeing there are a giant amount of (deserved) diaries telling the tales of voting issues, I thought I would share a happier story in the red state of Arizona.

My polling place was across the street at the local church. I'm jewish, so I don't use the church, but it had plenty of parking, it was easy to find, and it was close.

I noticed a 75 foot sign outside, so in case any partisans wanted a last second shouting match, they would be kept at the right distance, something I appreciated.

Inside, my fiance handed her mail in ballot to the woman at the door, she was in and out in less than 15 seconds. I voted in person. A quick ID check (I have no idea if it was needed or not, but they didn't check address or anything, just cross checked my name with their book, and had me sign) and I was handed a ballot.

After looking over everything to make sure I did it right (instructions were everywhere in case anyone was confused) and I handed by ballot into the scantron machine. A poll worker (a nice elderly man) made sure i put it in right and that the little counter went up by one.

While walking back to my car i was asked to take a exit poll for the news stations (ABC,AP,NBC etc), which I did.

In all, I was in and out in less than 8 minutes, including the exit poll. I even made it to work early. Now I'm proudly wearing my "I voted" sticker, waiting for my exit poll sata to show up at 3pm Arizona time.

Originally posted to none**** on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:27 AM PST.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks and Phoenix Kossacks.

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