Early Voting Wait Times Longer than Ever

This bodes ill for election day. Wait times as high as six hours, and most about four hours. From Election Wait Times at 1:09 pm today:

Location

Wait Time
(Hr:Min)

Last Updated

Aventura Government Center
19200 West Country Club Drive

3:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

City of Miami – City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive

3:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Coral Gables Library
3443 Segovia Street

4:30

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Coral Reef Library
9211 SW 152nd Street

5:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Elections Dept. (SOE Main Office)
2700 NW 87th Avenue

6:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Florida City – City Hall
404 West Palm Drive

5:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

John F Kennedy Library
190 West 49th Street

4:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Kendall Branch Library
9101 SW 97th Avenue

4:30

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Lemon City Library
430 NE 61st Street

3:30

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive

4:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Miami Lakes Public Library
6699 Windmill Gate Road

3:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Model City Library (Caleb Center)
2211 NW 54th Street

5:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183rd Street

5:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

North Miami Public Library
835 NE 132nd Street

4:30

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

North Shore Branch Library
7501 Collins Avenue

3:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

South Dade Regional Library
10750 SW 211th Street

5:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

Elections Dept. (Stephen P. Clark Center)
111 NW 1st Street

4:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Blvd.

4:30

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

West Dade Regional Library
9445 SW 24th Street

4:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

West Flagler Branch Library
5050 West Flagler Street

4:00

Nov 03 2012
01:09 PM

At Coral Gables library this morning, the line went 3/4 of the way around the very long block. I bet it’s longer now.

UPDATE: the 2:08 results below the fold. Note that now the longest wait time is ‘only’ five and a half hours … but the shortest wait time is up to three hours, and there’s precious little of that.

Location

Wait Time
(Hr:Min)

Last Updated

Aventura Government Center
19200 West Country Club Drive

5:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

City of Miami – City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive

3:30

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Coral Gables Library
3443 Segovia Street

4:45

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Coral Reef Library
9211 SW 152nd Street

4:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Elections Dept. (SOE Main Office)
2700 NW 87th Avenue

4:45

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Florida City – City Hall
404 West Palm Drive

5:30

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

John F Kennedy Library
190 West 49th Street

4:30

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Kendall Branch Library
9101 SW 97th Avenue

3:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Lemon City Library
430 NE 61st Street

4:30

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive

3:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Miami Lakes Public Library
6699 Windmill Gate Road

5:30

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Model City Library (Caleb Center)
2211 NW 54th Street

5:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183rd Street

4:30

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

North Miami Public Library
835 NE 132nd Street

4:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

North Shore Branch Library
7501 Collins Avenue

4:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

South Dade Regional Library
10750 SW 211th Street

5:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

Elections Dept. (Stephen P. Clark Center)
111 NW 1st Street

4:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Blvd.

5:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

West Dade Regional Library
9445 SW 24th Street

5:00

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

West Flagler Branch Library
5050 West Flagler Street

4:30

Nov 03 2012
02:08 PM

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2 Responses to Early Voting Wait Times Longer than Ever

  1. Matt says:

    That’s amazing. I vote in most elections, and have voted in Boise, ID, Albany NY, New York City, and 4 different polling locations in Philadelphia during the time I lived there, and I have waited more than 30 minutes exactly once- in Harlem in NY City in 2008. (I voted by mail in Colorado this year.) Is this incompetence or evilness? It’s surely one or the other.

    • Just me says:

      I don’t think it is either. I suspect that lines on Tuesday will be considerably shorter. There are, after all, only a fraction of the total polling stations open for early voting.

      What is either “incompetence or evilness” is what happened yesterday. Early voting had been announced to end on Saturday. Yesterday, Sunday, without prior announcement, the local department of elections opened ONE polling station in Doral (a local Miami-Dade community). Apparently, Doral is a Republican stronghold. Joe Garcia, a Democrat running for Congress in that area, flipped out at the obvious unfairness of this move. He sent out a call to action among his supporters asking that everyone call the County and demand that either polling stations Countywide be opened or that the Doral polling station be closed.

      The Miami-Herald covered the Doral polling center fiasco, but completely missed the story. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/04/3081614/florida-democratic-party-files.html

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