posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 11:32 AM
I went to my local polling station for my precinct, and while waiting in line I got into a conversation with one of the workers who had also worked
the 2008 election. She stated that the turn out so far is drastically lower for 2012 as opposed to how it was in 2008.
She said in 2008 people were waiting in line to cast their vote before they even opened up the station, but this year there was nobody waiting. She
also said that in 2008 the amount of voters that showed up throughout the day kept the average wait to vote around 45minutes to an hour. Today I was
in and out within about 15-20 minutes and that includes the time it took me to fill out my ballot and then fight with the machine to accept it.
I am not sure which party is not showing up, or if it is just a complete lack of interest all around. Could be that the hype of the 2008 elections was
far greater and more interesting than this time around. Not sure what to make of it, but when you go out today to cast your vote ask the polling
workers their input and see if it is just my area, or if it is more widespread than that.