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Your Two Cents: Are You Leaving Work Early to Vote Today?

Casting your vote for the next US president should be a priority today, and we can expect Election Day voting lines to be on the longer side this year. Here in California the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., so hopefully the long hours encourage everyone to get out and vote. Will you be leaving work early or taking time out of your day to vote?


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haydee haydee 8 years
I voted by mail weeks ago!
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I mailed my ballot in.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
Absentee ballot. Almost everyone I work with is not a U.S. citizen, so there is no way we would have been able to leave early, anyway.
saramay saramay 8 years
I voted early last week. No lines!
laughing808 laughing808 8 years
I got up early this morning to cast my vote. I was only 30 minutes late for work.
soulight soulight 8 years
I woke up at the crack of dawn to ensure that when the polls open at 7 I would give myself at least an hour and a half to wait in line and vote since I have to be at work by 8:30, and I only needed an hour and 10 mintues of that leeway! :-)
akessler07 akessler07 8 years
i had the day off!
SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 years
I was late to work so that I could vote this morning. However, it was not the voting itself that took a long time. I actually only waited in line for less than 5 minutes! I take public transportation to work and since I had missed all the peak hour morning trains, I had to wait around for the next train.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
Oregon has mail in ballots so I voted on the 18th.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 8 years
I did the absentee ballot thing, it's just simpler that way.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
I love absentee voting -- it's great to sit there with my ballot and all the voting info and take all the time I need. Turned it in last week. But HUGE props to everyone who's going out there today and waiting in long lines. Apparently, polling workers say the least busy times are late morning (before lunch) and early afternoon (after lunch). Know how you want to vote when you get there so people in line can get in sooner too!
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I'm going to swing by on my lunch break (my polling place is an elementary school that I can literally see the back of from my office) and see, but if the lines look long I'll just go back on my way home from work. We have investors coming by today, so the boss wants us all back in our desks by 1:30 "looking like we're working".
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I voted last week. I love getting my ballot in the mail!
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 8 years
I was able to vote last week and avoid the lines!
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I voted before work. Polls opened at 7 and I got there about 7:15. I only had to wait 10 minutes.
verily verily 8 years
I voted two weeks ago.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I voted this morning.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Say yes to 3!!!!
Harris020 Harris020 8 years
I live in Chicago and work in the Loop so all the big offices are closing at 3pm due to the rally. I already voted!
psterling psterling 8 years
I voted by mail but I'll still be going home early, hehehe.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I don't work today and I voted on October 20th, so I guess my bases are covered.
pink-goddess pink-goddess 8 years
Here in Puerto Rico we have the day off, its like Chrismas :) Puertoricans tend to be very political active so there is a lot of people making campain in the streets, almost everyone votes, there's a party in every central comitee win or lose election day here is like a big New Years eve with fireworks and everything.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
i took a break and voted at 7am. I was there for an hour, not very organized, but I love getting my sticker from the sweet old guy that calls all women young lady. he's awesome
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
I voted 2 weeks ago
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I leave at 1 today to go vote.
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