How Long Was Your Wait at the Polls? Tell Us

We've got social media scenes from around the region for voting in the Nov. 6, 2012, election around the region. Plus, tell us in the comments how long it took you to vote.

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Let us know in the comments below how your experience was. How long did it take you to vote?

Elaine King November 06, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Just voted--in and out in 15 minutes in Hazelwood.
Kurt Greenbaum November 06, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Took about 33 minutes at Chesterfield Community Church just before 11 a.m. Thanks, everyone, for adding your experience to this list. Keep'em coming!
Dan Barger (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:04 PM
In and out quick (five minutes) at 8 .m. at Ridgewood School in Arnold, although there were long lines when the polls opened at 6 a.m. according to a poll worker
Sheri Gassaway (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:07 PM
No lines outside at Mesnier Elementary in Affton around 9:30 a.m., but a good half hour wait inside because there were only four touchscreen machines. Should have voted on paper.
Lou Malnassy November 06, 2012 at 06:08 PM
About 10 minutes in line at 10:30 in Kirkwood.
Charles Schmidt November 06, 2012 at 06:16 PM
This morning at 8:45, St. Charles 71st Precinct, one person ahead of me, out in :15
Brian Feldt (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Took me a solid half hour at a church in Lake Saint Louis. Had my last name began with a Q or a Z, it would have taken five minutes.
Joe Barker November 06, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I voted around 9 a.m. at Dubray Middle in St. Peters. There was no line for people with last names H-Z. A-G? Line about 8 deep. Took me about 5-6 minutes to get my ballot, another few to vote. It was a pretty easy experience.
Jordan Lanham November 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I voted at EMGE Elementary in O'Fallon around 11 a.m. There was a short line to receive my ballot and overall it took me about 10 minutes.
Frank Johnson November 06, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Only a few minutes for me at Riverbend Elementary this morning, but I was hearing waits of 30-40 minutes for voters at Chesterfield City Hall.
Lindsay Toler November 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I was in and out! I l voted at Mann in Tower Grove South.
Jim W November 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Took us from 10:30 to noon to vote at North Middle in Kirkwood. Had 4 electronic machines and 3 failed while we were there and still were not operational when we left. Kind of chaos. If you are voting here get the paper ballot!
Doug Miner November 06, 2012 at 07:54 PM
6:30 to 7:30 the lines were long in Maplewood and Brentwood. I voted around 10 at Immaculate Conception in Maplewood, and had only about a 10 minute wait.
Debbie Nguyen November 06, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Voted at Assumption Church in O'Fallon MO at 1:50pm, there was no wait.
Joel Hummel November 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
I voted at Wilkinson/Roe School in Saint Louis, around 2pm. Had my ballot in less than a minute, and out in 10.
Dorothy Carter November 06, 2012 at 08:13 PM
There were about 25 people at Craig school in Creve Coeur at 10:30 am. However, my name was not in the book. Have voted here for 20 years, same name, same address. There were a few other people with the same problem. Had to fill out 3 forms, show my license several times to make sure I am who I am, vote at a table & then my vote had to go in a special envelope. I was then given a receipt with a PIN number & told to call election headquarters in 2 days to confirm I'm a registered voter. I asked if there was a computer glitch & was told "of course not".
Robert A. Williams November 06, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I got to the polls around 5:50am, and the line was wrapped around the building in Florissant. It took me a little more than an hour to get in and cast my ballot.
Mary Davidson November 06, 2012 at 08:33 PM
15 minutes at Unity Christ Church on Skinker about 9:00 am this morning. Easy!
Jason Wescoat November 06, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Just beat the lunch rush at Trunity Church in Mehlville. Walked in with nobody in line at the check in, though there was a line for the voting machines (only 3...weird since there have been three or more for non-Presidential election years). Still, in and out in 20 minutes. By the time I left, the line was 30 people deep to check in, and growing by the minute.
Aaron Doerr November 06, 2012 at 08:58 PM
15 min in and out at Edgar Road Elementary. No lines at any stations but there was a line at electronic stations when I left.
Boot November 06, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I went to Faith Methodist on Droste in St. Charles and I strolled right in, voted, and skipped on out. I was expecting a crowd because I went on my lunch break, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was none.
Christine Stewart Mehigh November 06, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Half hour at Good Shepherd Presby on Telegraph in Oakville. This was about 11:30 am. Not bad, although I had to take a paper ballot as the line for electronic was much longer.
Christie Norrick November 06, 2012 at 10:20 PM
It took me less than 10 minutes in Dogtown this morning at about 7am. The people who had last names A - L had to wait longer, though. I really appreciated how cheerful and organized the pollworkers were.
Becca Christensen November 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Wonder if some over-zealous election official decided you're dead or something and struck you from the rolls. Ridiculous that the Repubs keep crying about voter fraud which is virtually non-existent, and then real, legal voters are unable to cast their ballots.
Becca Christensen November 06, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Arrived at Maplewood City Hall at 9:15 and didn't walk out until 10:15. No problems voting, though, just a long line.
Karlie Baker (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Good to hear! A neighbor of mine said several people left a Dogtown precinct because there was an issue with the ballots.
Craig A Bandy November 06, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I walked right in this morning in St. Peters. No wait at all. At 7:15 AM, I was already about 500th person to vote.
setbb November 07, 2012 at 01:48 AM
It took about 20 minutes this morning. What got me was that one of the poll workers had an tshirt on with an anitisocialism commentary on the front of it--I thought that that was inappropriate
K November 07, 2012 at 02:53 AM
St. John's Church in Manchester.....Over an hour wait at 7 am couldn't wait An hour wait at 4:30 pm
erin November 07, 2012 at 04:12 AM
First Christian in florissant, took about 20 mins at 10am. Only reason it took that long was there were only 3 touchscreens. Was about 20-25 people voting.


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