Election Day 2012 Voting In South Florida


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Long wait times, sick voters on Election Day in South Florida

Early rising South Floridians shared their experience waiting in line to cast their ballot at the polls on Election Day.

Storified by The Miami Herald · Tue, Nov 06 2012 14:28:44

Showed up to the polls at 5:30 and I'm still only 4th in line! They need someone serving coffee out here! #HeraldVote @MiamiHeraldMiami Connection
@MiamiHerald in my precint already since 5am not body here at all. Just mel just poll workersPrecint 044miami beach http://pic.twitter.com/KeInicGiLian Cenzano
@MiamiHerald at precinct 903,there's a line of about 85 voters already..I'm sure that'll double by 7am..Demetrius Mozell
In line to vote at Miami Beach, FL precinct 11. More that 25 people here to vote at 6am! @MiamiHerald #vote http://pic.twitter.com/8HS5e00WJenna Buehler
Precinct 752 Continental Park about 60 people in line at 6:30 am @miamiherald http://pic.twitter.com/IkBQzXPKJLV
@MiamiHerald at precinct 42 there are 20 ppl in line at 645!!! 15 minutes to go :-) http://pic.twitter.com/AB7lEMhdPICNIC
200 people in line at elex hq in Doral, incl Carlos Almeida, 19, who rode his bike over at 330 am to get Spot No. 1. http://pic.twitter.com/vXhN95nxDoug Hanks
Enthusiasm palpable outside precinct at Shenandoah's community center; 70-plus wait outside with 5 min before voting begins @MiamiHeraldMelissa Sanchez
When the poll opened...
It's #ElectionDay. Doors haven't opened and the line keeps growing. Unprecedented turnout at this location @MiamiHerald http://pic.twitter.com/XWu5viykMonique Rodriguez
7:07 polls not opened. Bad way to start. #Election2012 http://pic.twitter.com/9n85JG5jRicardo Vargas
200 people in line at Eastern Shores North Miami Beach. #votolatino2012. @MiamiHerald http://yfrog.com/nxnnrgejJZ
@MiamiHerald a good experience so far in line to vote. Not to a bad line and it is moving. #election2012 @knmccune http://pic.twitter.com/jePghIG4Franklin G. McCune
@MiamiHerald my job didn't give me the day off to vote. Working so many hours couldn't even vote early. #sucksMrs. Yadie Cue
Line around the building at the Seventh Day Adventist Center in Kendall but moving efficiently. @MiamiHeraldAshley Serrate
@MiamiHerald About 50 ppl in line at Kendall Village precinct. Line moving, but slowly. #HeraldVoteR Keenan
@MiamiHerald voting in Key Biscayne and the line was very .long evev before they opened. Already waiting 1 hour and counting.Mily Gari
@MiamiHerald waiting over an hour and a half at trinity cathedral on N Bayshore, still not inside.GMFB
@MiamiHerald I hate to say it, but perhaps if people had read the ballot in advance, the lines wouldn't be so oppressive. #HeraldVoteLesley Abravanel
@lesleyabravanel @miamiherald Could not agree more. I have a cheat sheet so all the people behind me can thank me.Ashley Serrate
Lost my wallet so hope the items I brought can get me in to Vote (after waiting) @MiamiDadeCounty @MiamiHerald credit card,company id,mailDanny Medina
Only in #Miami do #voters bring their #dogs to wait with them in line... @MiamiHerald @Miamicom @nbc6 #HeraldVote #Election2012Sarah Hartnig
Reports of drama at the polls. 
Woman with sick kid joined live in boyfriend in line, drew ire of fellow voters who called NBV cops. They left without incident @miamiheraldDavid Ovalle
@MiamiHerald Precinct 119 over 100 in line, an hour at least. 9 booths and 2 ballot machines r a joke. People leaving http://pic.twitter.com/f2BSdyD3Perry Dubinsky
Only in Florida! RT @MiamiHerald: RT @MIKE_FINCH2: Man says he will refuse ambulance until he votes. #heraldvoteJill Greenberg
@MiamiHerald hialeah gardens elementary. Letting people walk around with political ads on shirt.JPZ
@MiamiHerald stop the line cutting! People using the "I brought u coffee" trick. No monitoring of lines, #fail. #heraldvote #elections2012Carolina
A man just walked out of the Brickell Ave polling station and said it took him 4 hours to get through @MiamiHeraldNicholas Richberg
Free jimmy johns while waiting in line at precinct 4 in brickell makes three hours a little easier @MiamiHerald http://pic.twitter.com/arqwUXhHSteven Silverberg
@MiamiHerald In line in Aventura at 8am. Just finished. Poll supervisor already frustrated by long lines and lack of space.Matrix Moma
@MiamiHerald 2 1/2 hours in line in West Kendall but SO Worth it :))Anny G
My reward for two hours and 40 minutes in line. @miamiherald #heraldvote http://pic.twitter.com/q3t5Gq6BChuck Fadely

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