csavel
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What If You're Still On Line When The Polls Close?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:34 am

Are you SOL? Do they stay open so that averyone who was standing on line up until the polls close can vote?

Since the turnout is reported to be huge, this is an interesting question.

I'm assuming the laws vary from state to state. I'll try to figure out something from my own state.
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HOMER71
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RE: What If You're Still On Line When The Polls Close?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:36 am

As long as you are in line at 7pm local time, you will get to vote...it applies everywhere (I think).
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RE: What If You're Still On Line When The Polls Close?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:37 am

yup, at 7:00 PM someone goes to the end of the line and starts turning people away. If the line is inside the building then they close the doors.
 
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RE: What If You're Still On Line When The Polls Close?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:20 am

They said in Columbus (OH) on WBNS at noon today that everybody'll get to vote, even if people are still in line after the polls close. So as Homer said, as long as you're in line, you'll get to vote.

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RE: What If You're Still On Line When The Polls Close?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:14 am

It's law. As long as you're in line by the time the polls close, you can vote! If they don't let you, find yourself a lawyer and/or call your local election officials.

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