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Have You Voted Yet? Did You See the 'Primitive Voting Method'?

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As expected, it's a slooooowwww election day for the State Senate District 26 seat. "I voted at my usual polling place in Silver Lake today (The Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic Meeting Room on Sunset Blvd.)," commented rizzo on a post this morning about the election. "I walked in at 12:30pm and was greeted with cheers and squeals of delight by the poll workers. They said I was number 14. As I pushed away the tumbleweeds and looked toward the voting booths I noticed there were no machines. Just the empty booths and some EXPO markers. They handed me a ballot and said to just fill it in... old school style. Have never seen that before." Blogger Will Campbell experienced the same. "I was No. 7 at that polling place at 9 a.m... And yeah, the primitive voting method was fun," he commented.

Marcia Ventura of the LA County Registrar-Recorder's office said the ballots are a 26-hole ballot, when asked over the phone this afternoon. They're using this type of ballot because the small size of this race allows it to fit onto the smaller format. After choosing a candidate, voters then insert their ballots into the Ink-A-Vote Plus machine.

If you're voting today, polls are open to 8 p.m.