It was a bit of a clusterfuck over at John Jay High School in Park Slope this morning, but the volunteer staff seemed to have some semblance of control over the volume. I only heard one woman complain on her cell phone that she’d been waiting in the wrong line for over a half an hour, but I’m sure this happened a lot more often earlier in the day.
A friend reports from Astoria: “This morning was a MESS at PS 166, they had no idea how to deal with
the volume of turnout, which is both positive in terms of the volume of
turnout itself and terrifying in terms of the archaic jumble that, lets
just say, did nothing for my faith in the system…and I was thinking ‘If this is like this HERE, wtf is it like in Ohio?'” She also referred to the voting machines as “older than my parents,” although, I guess, as least they’re not Diebold?
Oh, and sidenote for anyone who tries to get their free cup of “I Voted” Starbucks coffee at a Barnes & Noble Starbucks — you can’t. They won’t do it. You have to go to a “real Starbucks,” said the disgruntled employee I spoke with who said he had poured cups that went unsold several times due to the confusion. Balls.
Leave your voting and polling-place missives, complains, and shout-outs in the comments.
[Comic via Married to the Sea]