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Subject:  Early voting TX Date:  10/15/2020  10:16 AM
Author:  telegraph Number:  885779 of 888521

Early voting in TX - got to voting place at 7:45. In the line at 7:50am. Rec Center, one of about six places in town, opens at 8am. Line about 60 people long - a couple brought lawn chairs. Some had laptops and scads of handheld devices. Everyone, like 100%, wore masks. Line started moving at 8am. In the door at 8:13 am. Six people checking photo IDs and getting your signature, then giving you card for the voting machines. Maybe 12 voting machines. Took about 4 minutes to complete ballot. Then put ballot in vote recording machine (qty 2) and get acknowledgment of vote counted. Left at 8:20am. I voted. (early voting for two weeks here in TX). Line behind me about 60 people. Likely 20-30 min wait max. Rec center about 2 miles from house. Other nearby voting place is library 3/4 mile from house. Loads of parking at rec center. If you were 'handicapped' they would make arrangements to get voting machine to your car - but we had two months of absentee ballots for those over 65, or 'handicapped', confined to home/bed, or out of state. That ended when early voting started.

Apparently some other locations have only 5-10 minute total wait/voting time , too......

No problems in TX -

Dallas County a bit more crowded...but, heck, Dallas is always inefficient with city government.

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