October 20, 2008
Early voting starts today

This is it. Time to vote. Stace was there for last night's rally at Discovery Green - there will be a similar rally tonight in Austin. Everything you need to know about early voting for Harris County is here (PDF). Everyone expects it to be busy, so plan accordingly. And leave a comment here with your experience when you hit the polling place. Let's see if those projections are right.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 20, 2008 to Election 2008

I voted this morning on West Gray. The line was long, but moved along fairly quickly. I was done within a half hour. I have to say it looked like an Obama croud for the most part.

Posted by: Lefty Ayers on October 20, 2008 10:03 AM

Got to the Acres Home Multi-Purpose Center at about 830. The line was already very long, maybe 200 people. The lines were very slow, a computer used to verify voters was down. Congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee showed up, she explained the delays to the crowd. It took me 2 hours and 15 minutes to get through the line.

It felt great to cast my 2008 ballot.

Posted by: racymind on October 20, 2008 11:45 AM

The Power Center on at south post oak and Main had very short lines this afternoon, most people in and out in 15 minutes. it is about 5 minutes from I-610 under normal driving conditions.

Posted by: progrocks on October 20, 2008 5:14 PM

I voted in Austin at UT. I got in line at 4:33 and I had finished voting and left by 4:44.

I did see a much longer line at a Randalls grocery store around 1:30, but I think that was because their computer system had gone down, since no one was actually in any of the booths voting. Everyone was just standing in a long line that went out the door.

Posted by: AustinDem on October 20, 2008 7:10 PM
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