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Election Day 2008: Twitter the vote in Madison and Dane County

Twitter your vote today!

The Daily Page is following the flurry of activity that is Election Day in Madison and greater Dane County, and we are interested in your input. What number voter are you at your polling place? How many people are there when you are? How long is the wait? What's the chatter like? Is there a deputy sheriff and/or an observer from the state attorney general's office? Any "irregularities"?

Twitter your vote. You'll be able to post info to the front page of TDP from your phone via Twitter. In order to use this tool, just follow a few simple steps.

Go to and register for an account. Make sure that it is set up to work with your mobile device (cell phone, etc.). Then while voting or going about your business on Election Day, text any news or observations to Twitter with #tdp at the beginning of your message. That will allow us to pull it into a feed that will be published on these pages. You can also set up your device to run the feed for all #tdp posts so you can follow along when you're not near a computer. Posting to Twitter is as easy as sending a text message on your phone and posts are limited to 140 characters.

Follow voters as they twitter their Election Day experiences at polling places in and around Madison.

heading to the high noon saloon. See ya there.
By: jjoyce (Jason Joyce) @ 11/04/2008 7:15pm

Looking forward to election party at High Noon tonight
By: zacshipley (Zac Shipley) @ 11/04/2008 5:02pm

fromagination's elect day special is 20% off wisco cheeses.
By: jjoyce (Jason Joyce) @ 11/04/2008 1:59pm

Voting this morning was painless and fast. Lots of signs around campus:
By: gameshints (Erik) @ 11/04/2008 1:42pm

No line to speak of at Falk. I was voter 144 in my ward at 9:15.
By: madolan (madolan) @ 11/04/2008 1:32pm

Expected bonhomie on the streets. Got only a few smiles at the poll. Wish I lived downtown; I expect voting feels more vibrant there.
By: madolan (madolan) @ 11/04/2008 12:28pm

Voted in Fitchburg- voter 751 around 10. The line was long, but moved quickly. Do other polling places have as many election observers?
By: dawnbug (Dawn Sulok) @ 11/04/2008 12:25pm

Voted in Dunkirk town hall. Voter #392. That's high. Drove by Pleasant Springs: big line out the door, and overflow parking.
By: EllenJM (EllenJM) @ 11/04/2008 10:58am

No line to speak of at Falk. I was voter 144 in my ward at 9:15.
By: madolan (madolan) @ 11/04/2008 10:51am

Mendota Elementary School (Ward 22 / 23) . Waited about 40 minutes in line. Went very quickly. No issues. Longest line i've seen.
By: jeremy_carroll (Jeremy Carroll) @ 11/04/2008 9:42am

Ward 96, was voter 250. Arrived at 7:40AM, line was outside front doors. Took 30 minutes. Line was inside gym when I left.
By: jeffzisser (jeffzisser) @ 11/04/2008 9:27am

Voting at Chavez Elementary on westside. No serious lines. Took about ten minutes to get ballots.
By: agnesgooch (agnesgooch) @ 11/04/2008 9:14am

Walking to Falk Elementary to vote, I have not passed a single McCain yard sign.
By: madolan (madolan) @ 11/04/2008 9:02am

on pedestrian bridge near Verona rd a guy with wooden cross VOTE GOD EVERYDAY
By: zacshipley (Zac Shipley) @ 11/04/2008 8:25am

all done now! Was voter #325. Still feel weird I had to put my vote in a clear plastic bag.
By: usrfek (usrfek) @ 11/04/2008 8:19am

voted! line was much shorter when I left. guess I got the early birds.
By: zacshipley (Zac Shipley) @ 11/04/2008 8:15am

In line at 6:50. Voter #12, Town of Lake Mills. Line kept getting longer as I was there.
By: donges (donges) @ 11/04/2008 8:12am

Well shit, that was so easy, I think I'll do it again. I've still got half a tumbler of coffee!
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 8:09am

I voted, and I have a sticker to prove it. Clock is now ticking for free ice cream.
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 8:02am

Almost into the rolling area. Not bad for the length of the line
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 7:50am

made it inside the building finally!!
By: usrfek (usrfek) @ 11/04/2008 7:48am

gal in front of me is reading Vonnegut to pass time in line.
By: zacshipley (Zac Shipley) @ 11/04/2008 7:43am

poll worker just came outside to make announcement about broken machine. A lot of people left the line. I am almost in.
By: usrfek (usrfek) @ 11/04/2008 7:37am

First casualty of T9 tweeting. IF, not HE.
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 7:34am

Odd man shouts at line to vote Green. Is it electioneering he you're crazy?
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 7:32am
By: usrfek (usrfek) @ 11/04/2008 7:31am

just heard from another voter that the machine that counts the ballots is jammed. As of right now they are putting votes in bags!
By: usrfek (usrfek) @ 11/04/2008 7:28am

fitchburg polls are open... at least a hundred+ people in line.
By: zacshipley (Zac Shipley) @ 11/04/2008 7:22am

Good God!! At olbrich gardens & line is wrapped around building. Oh how I wish I got here sooner!
By: usrfek (usrfek) @ 11/04/2008 7:20am

The little boy in front of me is awesome. He's got a wagon with toast in it!
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 7:19am

Line at Wil-Mar is around onto Spaight
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 7:09am

Getting ready to go. GF's ears pricked up because she thought the news was talking about new hamsters. Obama wins the baby rodent vote!
By: thebookpolice (Kyle Nabilcy) @ 11/04/2008 6:31am

FYI: twitter seems to have problems with some cellular services setting up the mobile devices. You may have to use the actual web!
By: donges (donges) @ 11/03/2008 8:41pm

If you see problems at the polls, post it here!
By: donges (donges) @ 11/03/2008 1:58pm

Could election day traffic overwhelm Twitter? It's already operating strangely and it's only Monday!
By: IsthmusTDP (IsthmusTDP) @ 11/03/2008 1:48pm

Use the '#tdp' tag at the beginning of your Twitter posts and they'll appear, as if by magic, on
By: jjoyce (Jason Joyce) @ 11/03/2008 12:56pm

Update on early voting figures in Madison --
By: jjoyce (Jason Joyce) @ 11/03/2008 12:55pm

Is there something important happening tomorrow?
By: jjoyce (Jason Joyce) @ 11/03/2008 10:50am

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