How was your voting experience?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It's Election Day 2008, and voters all across East Tennessee are heading to the polls in hopes of a smooth process, but long lines are expected at most polling locations.

Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com want to know what your trip to the polls was like? Did you experience long lines? Did you run into any trouble voting? Share you experience and your story with us by posting your comments in the comments section below.


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  • by Darrell Location: Johnson City on Nov 4, 2008 at 06:14 PM
    Very good
  • by Liz Location: Knox on Nov 4, 2008 at 06:00 PM
    I voted at Carter,medium line,moved fast,no problems.Lets hope the election ends smoothly.
  • by Nancy Location: Knoxville on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:39 PM
    My son lives in Korea and didn't get his absentee ballot until this past weekend after making several calls to the Knox County Election Commission. He paid $30 to have it Fedexed. I doubt it made it in time to count....too bad.
  • by Lorena Location: West Knoxville on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:22 PM
    No lines at Lotts at 4 p.m. In and out in 15 minutes. Workers said no lines after surge when they opened in the a.m. Noticed on the sign-in sheets that most of the names were marked as having voted early.
  • by Cynthia Location: Knoxville on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:22 PM
    I am very disappointed about this Presidential election. It has turned out to be a racial election. To me, it doesn't matter whether you are Republican or Democrat. I feel it should be about the morals of the person running and how well there knowledge is.
  • by Teresa Location: White Pine School on Nov 4, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    I went to vote at a little after 3:00 and I just had to wait about 5- 10 minutes. It was my first time voting. I thought it would be more crowded and more complicated than it was. It was real simple.
  • by GB Location: West Knox on Nov 4, 2008 at 04:26 PM
    my daughter requested an absentee ballot due to being away at school.When ballot wasn't received by 10/29, called to see when mailed.Stated mailed on the 17th. SO requested another ballot to be mailed out, election commission said okay.BUT they told her that the ballot would have to be received back by election day via either the US Mail or FedX.She so much wanted to vote in the election that she was going to spend her allowance to send the ballot back FedX. But why worry, the 2nd ballot requested from the election commission has not arrived either. So now she cannot vote and has called the election commission, she wanted to drive up to Knoxville to vote. They told her that she would not be able to vote in person as their records show they mailed her a ballot. She repeatedly told them that she had not received, all they could say was sorry. She has no problem receiving bills in the mail, nor has she had problems receiving cards we send. She is now very upset over all these mixups.
  • by Jeff Weaver Location: Maryville on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:22 PM
    I vote at Maryville High School and had no problems at all. I was in and out within 5 minutes. No lines, walked right up to the station, signed my card and voted. Voting there was an easy and smooth process.
  • by Richard Location: Knoxville on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:16 PM
    No lines at Cedar Buff Intermediate. In, vote and out.
  • by carnell avery Location: powell, tn on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:02 PM
    Went to Karns Middle school to vote. NO LINES....however, I am registered as permanent absentee voter but never received my ballot. I am a resident of Ben Atchley VA Home here in Knoxville. Tried to vote at home voting precinct but was not allowed. They showed I should have received my absentee ballot. After my wife took me back to the VA home, (handicapped), she called election commission and they said if I wanted to go back down to Karns Middle School to vote, they would deactivate my absentee ballot. Why couldn't they have done that with the election official at the voting site while we were there to vote. Instead we had to find out for ourselves. Election official at the Karns middle school did make a call while we were there but still would not allow me to vote.
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