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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day mayhem.

Everywhere I looked this morning, news sources were citing huge lines at the polls. I put on my shoes and socks, tried to dust off my apathy as much as possible, and trudged down to participate in democracy.
Honestly, if it was just a presidential election, I wouldn't have bothered. I live in a True Blue state so my vote doesn't matter one iota. There were, however, several local people and other items that required my vote, so off I went, prepared to wait in these long lines I'd been hearing about all day.

The long line turned out to be one senior citizen ahead of me, and even though he walked kinda slow, I didn't have to wait at all. Yes, there was only one ballot-sucker-upper machine (a relatively new device employed by my state to replace 12th century lever boxes which is kinda sucky since I loved pulling the lever thingy and watching the curtain swing closed), but there were about a dozen empty privacy tables for marking ballots.
I got in, voted, got my sticker, and got out in about 45 seconds flat.

The local hardware store was giving away free t-shirts to those with an I Voted Today sticker, but I didn't partake. Nor did I make my way to the local Starbucks for their free "tall" coffee with same said sticker. First off, I don't generally wear t-shirts, and secondly, I don't drink Starbucks coffee. Besides, I secretly enjoy being able to honestly say that I have never been there.
The on Election Day sale I did take advantage of was the 44% off at Kenneth Cole. Got a lovely pair of boots for a very acceptable price. Yay!

Happy Election Day.
Boo for "Election Day Specials" on tv that preempt the only show I watch all week when it's not like anyone is going to know who the president is until like midnight or something and House is on at 8pm. Again, I say boo.
posted by hilary at 7:32 PM |


Blogger ::Ali:: said...

Well I am glad to hear you have no voting horror stories..
My Mom actually told me this morning, almost exactly what you did. She was expecting to be waiting forever and she was in and out, and she wanted to be in the lil curtain and they no longer have that

11/05/2008 11:31 AM  

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