Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Live Blog #3...After the Noon

3:30 PM: I'm off to class - be back with liveblog 4 around 5:30!

3:17 PM:
Current wait times: East/South: 60+ minutes, Pollock/44: 15-20 minutes, West: 5 minutes

2:50 PM:
Afternoon lull setting in, but lines still long - pen problems apparently common across county.

2:40 PM:
About 1100 people have voted in East Halls, a mostly freshman area (Precinct 24) at this point - 968 voted in 24 in 2004.

2:30 PM:
My laptop has been in use a lot over the last hour for people to check their polling place location. Lines about the same length; we are being visited by the Republican House candidate right now (PA-05).

2:00 PM:
30-60 minute waits continue, depending on precinct and last name.

1:29 PM:
According to our projections, turnout right now is probably equal to 2004 at the on-campus precincts. Lines have moderated somewhat - East, South, and 44 have lines, Pollock and West do not.

1:20 PM:
Lunch rush is slowing; lines still lengthy.

12:54 PM
: Crowd still seems upbeat and happy to vote.

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