Where's the polling place? Church basement? High school gym? Auto repair shop? Aquarium?
Elementary school ... I want to say "activity room."
Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Last week?
This evening around 6:15.
Long lines or quick-and-easy?
Quick and easy. Only one person ahead of me in line. Chicago has plenty of early-voting opportunities (each of the fifty wards has an early-voting polling place, and a registered voter in Chicago can cast a ballot at any one of them), so that cuts down on lines on election day.
How did you cast your ballot? Punch ballots? Touch-screen? Colored balls dropped in a fish bowl?
Machine scanned giganto-ballots with the cutting-edge "connect-the-arrows" technology.
How much time did the process take?
Maybe ten minutes.
How many offices were up for election? Governor? Senator? Dog catcher?
No senatorial election this year. Congressman, state senate and house, water reclamation district, county races, and a multitude of judges. I vote for the GOP candidates in the county elections on the theory that they can't possibly do worse than the Democrats and on the assumption that they have no chance of actually winning.
Any interesting ballot initiatives/referenda?
Illinois always has the dumbest, most uninteresting ballot initiatives.
Examples of obvious politicking near the polling place? Any poll watchers from the UN?
Surprisingly little, given how intensive the campaigning is on the primary election day. But then the Democratic primary is the real
election around here.
Did you get a sticker?
We don't get stickers, we get receipts. That's the Chicago way!