Update from Virginia!Submitted by PChildres on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 13:17
I just got back from voting. James City County Precint 202 - Jamestown B.
Both my wife and I voted for Ron Paul. The ballot is very simple. It's a paper ballot where you fill in the circle beside the candidates name with a felt tip marker. The ballot is then inserted into the machine counter. At 11:20am I read the count on the machine and my wife was #69 and I was #70. I was surprised to see there had been 70 ballots cast so early in the day, if I had known the machine showed the # of ballots cast I would've went later on in the day to see the total number.
I snuck out last night at 11pm and inserted my home made sign into the ground on the grounds of the voting center. I didn't see any other signs there so I wasn't sure where I could put it, I placed it so the voters could see it as they were driving in. I was worried someone would take it down if I couldn't have it up but to my surprise it was still there as of 11:15am. The sign reads "I Support Our Troops... Our Troops support RON PAUL" and it shows a pie graph of military donations to RP compared to Romney.
I'm happy to announce that I didn't see ANY Romney signs, not a one. Ron Paul signs I saw maybe 5 or 6. Ron Paul sign was inches away from the sign stating its against the law to put signage beyond that point, and that sign was this one.... http://nyletterpress.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/voting-for-...
One other thing that made me happy was after voting, we took our recycles to the recycling center. The attendant there noticed my wife's "Just voted" sticker and made the comment, "I hope both of you voted for Ron Paul!" We assured him we did and I added the comment "I'm honestly surprised you even know who he is" and he told me that everyone knows! Happy to hear that!
I'm so ready for today to be over because Im hoping to be pleased with the #'s I see after tonight. Maybe not so much in Virginia but Alaska/Idaho/North Dakota.
PS: I wanted to take a picture of my ballot with Ron Paul marked but there were volunteers standing within 15 feet of the voting booth (no curtain behind you) so I didn't. But you can be sure that RP is getting support from Williamsburg, VA.