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Old 06 November 2018, 06:14 PM
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I was the first voter at my polling place. This meant I was asked to verify that the counter on the single touch-screen voting machine showed 0 votes so far cast, and to check to see that the box for the hand-marked ballots used by most people was empty before they sealed it. (I don't know who uses the touch-screen machine; possibly people with some kind of disability that makes marking the other ballots difficult. Or perhaps it's set up as multi-lingual, so they don't have to ship ballots in every available language to every polling place.)

For those following events closely, here's an hour-by-hour guide as to when polls will close in different areas where the key races are being held:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...206_GAbbGg5Vjw
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