Today, for the first time in my life, I will be voting in person. Since the very first election in which I was eligible to vote, I have always voted absentee. My ballot came in the mail, an official looking document wrapped in several layers of brown envelopes. I checked the boxes and sent the ballot back. After a lifetime of military absentee voting, today I will be standing in line (and I will stand there no matter how long it takes) and finding out whether I pull a lever or punch a button or whatever. I truly have no idea. And I'm looking forward to it!
Voting is an amazing right we have in this country. Exercising it should be a top priority. It's easy to think your vote doesn't count, but it does. One way or another, it does. And remember, if you don't vote, you really shouldn't complain about how things turn out if you don't like the result. So go make sure your voice is heard!
Good e-a-r-l-y morning!
In a few minutes, I will be on my way to do the same. Polls open at 6am here, I want to be there by 5:40am. After I vote, my husband will go.
Let me know how it went. I am curious about how it goes in other areas. My area: Northern Virginia.
I took a book, a crossword puzzle, a drink and a camp chair. I was prepared to stay as long as it took, by God.
It took less than 15 minutes. I don’t know what to make of that. The lines weren’t that long at all. But I voted in this historic moment, and DG did too (he got to vote last year for the mid-term elections, but this was his first Presidential one!)
I always early vote. My husband meets me at work (i happen to work just steps away from the voting place), we vote and then go off for a lunch date. Works for us!
I just hope we don’t have too many voting snafus that prolong the suspense.
p.s. In case I didn’t mention it in the last e-mail (b/c I was basking in the praise)–thanks for all the kind words!
I didn’t go as early as I thought. I had a hair appt at 9, so I was worried that if the line was long, I’d have to leave and come back. The hubby was there at 7 and had to wait about 45 minutes or so; I went at 11 and was in and out. It was different than I thought it would be, but I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.
Barbara, hope you got in and out easily!
PC, I had a book in my purse, but didn’t need it.
Rashda, how nice you can walk to the polling place from your work! And you get lunch with your hubby out of the deal. 🙂 I hear you on the snafus. We don’t need a repeat of 2000. 🙁
Glad my comments helped! And your story is wonderful. 🙂
I was in line for about an hour, which wasn’t bad. It was time well spent in my opinion.