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Have Any Trouble Voting? Share Your Stories, Gripes or Praise with Patch

Post your voting stories in the comments. Patch editors will follow up on any reports of problems.

What was your voting experience today? Long lines or short? Friendly poll workers or surly? Anyone annoying you outside the polling place?

While California isn't known for the kinds of voting issues that sometimes plague swing states like Florida, irregularities do arise: Today in Redwood City, precinct workers reported two men dressed in black were intimidating voters by asking for their IDs, which is not a requirement to vote in California.

We want to hear your voting stories—good, bad or just interesting. Post them in the comments below, or send them to felicia.mello@patch.com. Our Patch editors will follow up on reports of problems.

If you experience problems voting, you can also call the Election Protection Hotline, run by the nonpartisan Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights, at 866-OUR-VOTE.

Edward Pritchard November 07, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I work in Japan. Last August when I was back I made it a point to go down to the Solano County Registrar's office and fill out the form to have my ballot mailed to me and they never sent it to me!!!
Jan B November 07, 2012 at 08:58 PM
No issues and no lines, wonderful people at Alta Heights polling place! Thank you!
Mary Hickman November 08, 2012 at 02:56 AM
No issues. Voted at Explorit. No line, friendly staffers. I love Davis!

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