Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wait Time At Early Voting Locations in Miami Dade County. By Geniusofdespair


Partial List of wait times at polling locations

I would rather drive than stand.  Check out the wait times at early voting locations.  The page is edited each hour. The Election Department in Doral seems to have the quickest line. Although the time for Coral Gables on the County website said 1 hour, the actual voting time was 2 hours for my friend.

Remember, the polls close at 7pm but if you arrive at 6:59 pm you will get to vote.

At 12:30 these are wait time for two locations THAT ARE UNACCEPTABLE:
  No one should have to wait 3 hours, let alone 4 hours to vote. Something must be done!!

Ross Hancock at the polls today. We have endorsed him.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey republicans, do you know who is responsible for limiting early voting in Floriduh? Your governor Rick Scott.

Gimleteye said...

Staggering long lines at coral gables library.

Geniusofdespair said...

That's funny they are saying 1 hour in Coral Gables as of 11:46

Gimleteye said...

2 hr. wait at Coral Gables.

Outofsight said...

Well, two of us just made the mad dash to Florida City to vote.... And the line was wrapped around the building with hundreds of people standing facing the afternoon sun shining full blast into their eyes. That was not a half hour wait. The line at south Dade center wasn't any better.

This situation is so discouraging. I am horrified to see elderly and disabled folks out in the full sun at the government center. Who the hell is responsible for this mess? Is this best our county mayor can do for the communities?

Anonymous said...

Outofsight, I was at FL City in the AM, no problems, but I believe anytime after 11 AM the line gets a little too long.

I also had a huge problem with NO elderly or handicap assistance line at this particular poll. There were several elderly citizens in walkers or the like waiting in a regular line, then when I went in one lady in a walker got kind of lost in the shuffle of waiting for her ballot. She wasn't sure where to sit and I offered her my seat. I was horrified that not one person in there could see this elderly lady having trouble. One poll worker eventually saw her and did try to help as I held on to her walker so she could sit.

They REALLY need to do something about that situation at this poll. The other side is the oblivion most of the people waiting showed no concern at all with these individuals having physical trouble is even more disturbing.



Anonymous said...

Something must be done?? YES! Voters...go online and figure it all out first! Print out a ballot, read it, mark your selections and take it with you. Take responsibility. Educate yourselves.

Anonymous said...

The Republican Legislature is responsible for the lengthy verbiage ballot questions; and the reduction in early voting days; and for the ridiculous rules that force people to vote Provisional ballots - so, do the right thing and vote against any candidate with an (R) next to their names. It is time to aid in the permanent meltdown of the dysfunctional Republican party.

Bradley Stacks said...
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Anonymous said...

Stop whining. There was no such thing as early voting 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Because it is new, it shouldn't run smoothly? Americans deserve better.

Anonymous said...

Vote No to all Florida amendments; yes to retain justices. That should make lines go faster.

Anonymous said...

Once you superimpose the wait time data, on the performance data, the longest wait times are at the high performing polling places with North Dade at 3 hours, West Dade at 3 hours, and South Dade and Coral Gables at 2:30 hours. This clearly supports my position that they need to expand operations at these sites as the daily totals are growing not getting smaller.

Anonymous said...

I think Elections need to expand all operations. More of everything. They should bring in more workers especialy on the 3-7pm shift, maybe some of the people who will work on election day. Move more voting stations from nearby election day polling places, and put them back for election day. Bring in more scan machines. I think the volume will increase substantially until the end of early voting. If there is no expansion, the waiting times will be horrendous. How often do they update waiting times?

Anonymous said...

People who work downtown, should go to the Stephen Clark Center directly after work. Today they are showing a 30 minute wait at 4:53 pm. That would be better than clogging up the other sites. Many people in the county NEVER go downtown. Metro mover, mass transit, and awful parking are there, and the people who work there are accustomed to it, so it won't be a big deal.

Geniusofdespair said...

They update every hour.