Our collective voting experiences in my office. We are in Montgomery County, which is just north of Washington DC. One coworker lives in Prince Georges County, which is a bit more to the east.
So. I voted early, the Sunday before the hurricane. Got to the polls at 5:00 pm (they closed at 6:00pm) and stood in line for 2 hours.
By the way, it was frikken cold here this morning. It was about 35*. First time there was frost on the windshield. It's still only 42*, but at least the sun is shinning.
Both of my coworkers were at the polls when they opened.
My coworker from Prince Georges County stood in line for about an hour. Outside for about half of that time. Did I mention it was cold? Her grandson was with her and it was his first time to vote, so he got a round of applause from the crowd.
My other coworker is Montgomery County. She was standing in line for 45 minutes. Seemed longer because she had her 4 year-old son with her and he was NOT happy to be standing out in the cold. She bundled him up and stuck it out. Hopefully he hasn't been scared for life against voting.
Other than the long waits, no actual problems. No voter intimidation or vote challenges. Looks like Maryland and Northern Virginia are having high turn outs.
Four more 44!