August 15, 2004

Eyewitness Report #1

I woke up before 5:00 am and got to my voting center by 5:10. Everything went smoothly and even that way, I got to vote by 8:30 am. Guess what was causing the delays?

You got it...the fingerprint machines. The funny thing is that the voting centers that have fingerprint machines (very few,) already gave up on transmiting the data to make comparisons. They only get your fingerprint and that's it. This is the situation nation-wide.

Before getting home I took a little ride around the city and huge lines are the common scene.

Many voting centers haven't been opened yet but people seem to be waiting patiently.
That's it for now.

Cristina in Caracas

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