Hawaii | Report from the hustings
10:45 a.m. I just got back from my polling place. At a rough guess, there are about 2,500 registered voters in my precinct, and I was the 517th to vote (using an optical scanner…there’s one touch screen machine, but it’s primarily meant for those who can’t use the SAT-style ballots the rest of us use). Poll workers told me they’d had a surge this morning during the rush hour, but it had slowed down since then. All the booths were in use, and there was a steady flow of voters coming in, but no crowds at that hour. Judging from facial expressions, people were taking it seriously, muddling through four proposed State Constitutional amendments and four City Charter amendments in order to make their choices for Honolulu’s mayor as well as the Federal positions. There were no sign-wavers within half-a-mile of the polling place on my way there, but on the way back a few had surfaced. Interestingly, they were stumping for our State Representative, not for national candidates.
Posted by Steve Timberlake at November 2, 2004 04:36 PM
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