November 2, 2010 by USA Post
Polling Place, There are not big glitches reported till the morning that Florida voters have made they’re way to the polls in the Tampa Bay area. A scanner has been stuck in Dunedin the only problem that arose and was fixed almost immediately.
Today is the day voters will decide on a new United States senator, governor, cabinet members and dozens of local election issues statewide. Polls open at 7 am and remain open until 7:00 p.m.
A minor tweak in Hillsborough County this Election Day, two polling stations in Palm River has been displaced. Districts 966 and 968, above all holiday events in Harris Hall will now be in the 78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road. Elections officials recently announced the change after the catering business closed.
Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Earl Lennard, who was to travel around different speaker this morning, urged voters to ensure that their premises have not changed since the last election and be patient in line and in the voting booth.
Voters can check their own election on Election Day by visiting www.votehillsborough.org and clicking on the tab near the top of the Finder site. Voters are also asked to bring a valid ID with photo and signature.
Here is an overview of how voting is going on today:
Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections officials reported that a sample of 10 constituencies showed about 10.71 percent of eligible voters in this chamber to vote in general election today.
Turnout numbers are projections based on random sampling, according to authorities, and are not scientific.
“Everything is going very well,” said Travis Abercrombie, spokesman for Hillsborough elections office. A couple of questions have been raised this morning with the machines, he said, but it was quickly fixed when the workers voting machines fixed on the top of the urn.
The problems were resolved, he said, “with a thrust three fingers.”
He said: “It really was. There were a few lines this morning, but has actually decreased from 09 hours. ”
Greg and Shelley Hamilton traveled north of Tampa Davis Islands to hold signs for their pet causes, including “Vote For County Transportation” and “No On 4.
The couple said they were not working for a candidate, but campaigned for votes in favor of the community.
After spending the morning outside the polling station, they planned to continue their “volunteer day” in helping the Humane Society.
Airial Triplett, 29, has voted today because her mother did.
“I did not really like any of them, to be honest,” she said outside the College Hill Public Library. Among those who support Triplett: Alex Sink, Kendrick Meek and Kathy Castor.
Triplett voted in opposition to the transportation tax.
“We can not even afford insurance, she said,” much less a tax. ”
Pinellas County elections spokeswoman Nancy Whitlock said that everything seems to work well in his county, although some stations were reported jams here and there.
She said 20 districts called in their numbers to vote at 10 am today and reported turnout at just fewer than 5 percent.
“That’s about average for this time of day,” she said.
Vanderlyn Jones, 58, voted Democratic.
“I want all Democrats to win,” she said outside the Public Library College Hill. “Get the Republicans to office.”
She also voted against the transportation tax. She believes that roads and schools must be improved more than anything else and that people already pay too much tax.
Voters lined up to vote at the Recreation Department New Port Richey and aquatic center in western Pasco County.
Voters said the turnout seems stable, but the lines moved quickly.
Susan Duff fired in Precinct 135 at the Church of the Good Shepherd Lutheran South Dale Mabry Highway, do not expect many people.
“It was painless,” she said emerging from a polling station. “It was a little more crowded than I expected, but it’s a good thing.”
Fellow voters Joshua Schram said: “Everything went smoothly.” He looked around. “I’ve never had a problem there.”
Vote Tim Neubert said: “I thought it went very smooth.”
Educator and social worker Shawn Bingham Angela Bingham, 34, brought their 7-month-old daughter with them for the Seminole Garden Club, 6800 N. Central Ave.
It was the first election Isla.
“It has the sticker,” Angela Bingham.
For Bingham, it was important to vote for a tax to improve public transportation in Tampa.
They previously lived in the Washington DC area and saw the positive things to have options and more efficient cars. “Even here, we choose to live with a car,” she said. “But it’s difficult.”
Voters gathered in the chamber 121 and 133 at the Palma Ceia Baptist Church this morning.
“I lived in the neighborhood about 12 years,” said Donald Parshall. He said he voted for the transportation tax.
“I went 12 years without a car here and the bus system is not very good,” he said. “Driving is so expensive.”
David and Cyndy Boyd said they voted for life.
“I try to always vote,” said Cyndy Boyd. “We just do it,” said David Boyd. “Otherwise, we have no voice to complain and make changes. If you do not vote, not gripe. We are very, very cautious and we’re very, very concerned about our government. This is our last chance means. ”
The first time voters Amelia Ossi, 19, arrived at church this morning.
“My mother made a big deal about it,” she said of voting. Ossi has voted with his father, says his family, and discussed the vote.
Some mid-morning to afternoon voters may get wet on their way into the enclosure. Dark clouds hovered over the scene Seminole Heights polls, threatening to rain on wheels vote this morning.
Forecasters National Weather Service in Ruskin said the rest of the day would be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers by late morning. The chance of rain and storms increase this afternoon.
Highs are expected in the 80 lowest today near the coast and 80 miles inland. Chance of rain: 30 percent, forecasters say.
Rebecca Kukla, 40, voted this morning in West Tampa Convention Center, 3005 W. Columbus Drive, motivated, she said, stopping the takeover by the extreme right. ”
She said her vote for Alex Sink in the governor’s race was her most important vote because she feels the U.S. Senate and House races are already “doing business.”
Pinellas County Precinct 538 in Dunedin has encountered a minor technical problem this morning with a scanner jammed. Poll workers finally solved the problem.
“Someone tried to put the ballot into the ballot and jammed,” said Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman Nancy Whitlock. “Apparently, voters did not wait until that the system cycled and it kept jamming the ballot in the end, it did happen and everything went well. ”
She said that if the jam ballots, generally, is not a big problem. Most of the time, the jam is released and the ballot is counted, “she said.
If the scanner turns off, the ballots are placed in a letterbox and account later, “she said.
Otherwise, voting has been steady, “said Whitlock.
“Everything opened on time,” she said.
“We’ve had no outline, no problem,” she said. “Everything is going well.”
Estimates of the turnout will not come until 10 hours later, she said.
Max Oligario, a banker of 34 years, voted this morning at the Community Center Loretta Ingraham North Hubert Avenue because, he says, “we can not complain about what happens if we do not do something. ”
Among the key issues on the ballot, he said, is Amendment 4 – something that simply does not agree with. He said his other ratings are also important.
“I want to see leaders in government, he said,” not people who are loyal and do not try to do good for our community and our state. ”
Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Earl Lennard, this morning, urged voters to be patient.
“Study of the vote,” he said in Precinct 135 in the Church of the Good Shepherd Lutheran South Dale Mabry Highway. “It is four pages. It will take some time.” He said early voting was moving steadily. “We find that voters coming in before work,” he said. Those who come to vote after work can be assured that if they are online 19 hours, they will be allowed to vote.
He said about 3,000 workers are returning to the enclosure to help people voted. Some bugs are expected.
“We’re dealing with machines, he says,” computers that are very sensitive. If something is off by a fraction, we could have an item that does not work. “He said that teams of” roving technicians “are now about to” repair the damage and fix, either. ”
Nathan Bahill, a law student 33-year Stetson has a complete list of things to do today. Emerged as the most important – to vote.
“I wanted it to be done first,” he said, just after stepping from his place of Davis Islands vote. “This is a fundamental right of America, a privilege and a duty that you have to do as an American.”
He said he is a military veteran and comes from a family of veterans.
“When you fought for it, it really means something to you,” he said.
Former city councilor Bob Buckhorn Tampa, 52, brought her two daughters with him to his place of voting islands Marjorie Davis Park.
He said bring Grace, 9, and Colleen, 5, look for the vote has become a tradition. “I want them to know how important it is, he says,” and I want instilled in them. ”
About a dozen voters lined up before 7 o’clock in the City 159 at The Florida Aquarium. The line proceeded in an orderly manner, but there were still about eight people in line 25 minutes later.
Across town, Dan Wolf, a financial adviser south of Tampa, arrested by the Palma Ceia Baptist Church to exercise its vote.
“I have to take the kids to school,” he said, “and I want to get the voting over with.”
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