Monday, October 29, 2012

Early Voting - A Sixth Ward view

Just wanted to write a brief entry on Early Voting in the 6th Ward.

On Saturday, my family wen tto Early Vote at Whitney Young Library at 2:10pm. Since it was a bit chilly outside, they had the line snake around the inside of the library. The line started by the aquarium, went past the south tables. We entered at edge of the children's section.

A couple of people saw the line, and the wait, and decided to leave. But many others stayed, so that the line strectched past the children's section.

We waited 2 hours from the beginning of the line until we actually voted. It was certainly inconvenient (we missed 1/2 of a Halloween party for my daughter's friend), but everyone had a good attitude about the wait, and it was gratifying to see so many people come out to vote. There were at least 2 or 3 first time voters who came out, and there was some small cheers that were heard.

Note: we will update this entry with actual statistics, when available.

Do YOU have a sotry about Early Voting? Please share it! We also welcome links to photos showing you with your early voting receipt.

Whether it's early voting at Whitney Young or at any of the other 50 locations, or at your designated polling place on the actual Election Day, PLEASE VOTE.

1 comment:

  1. Early voting downtown is a breeze at the County
    Building––69 W. Washington––in the basement. Lots
    of machines! Plus, a friend, who lives in Bronzeville,
    said there were no lines at 43rd & Cottage Grove
    where they vote.

    Remember, you can vote anywhere there is an
    election site if you have the proper id.

    Just go to the City of Chicago Election Board for
    Early voting sites. Get a strategy to beat the lines!


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