Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Well That Was Painless...

Like a good little citizen, I voted today and I am pleased to announce that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

For the last election, I was sick. I voted, but it wasn't pretty. At least not to me. I don't remember much because I was concentrating too hard on making sure I didn't pass out and fall over. I do remember that I had to stand in line forever because there were about 10-15 people in front of me. I stuck it out, voted, and then went home and Janette made me soup like the good BFF she is.

This last spring when we voted, again the lines were forever long. I'll admit that I voted with my stomach. The Democrat line was about 20 people long and the Republican line was 2 people long. I bet you can guess which line I stood in...I was hungry! I wanted to get out of there! Don't you judge me Earl!

So today I was expecting more of the same...long lines. I know, I should have done the early voting but other events and needs and wants just got in the way last week and before I knew it, my time was up and I was stuck with voting on voting day. When I left school this afternoon to go vote, a co-worker just shook his head with a sad look on his face and said, "You're going to be standing in line for hours." "I know.", grumbled. But I was prepared. I had on my good standing shoes with squishy soles, a big fat book, left over Halloween candy in my purse, and nothing on the agenda for this evening. I was even prepared to park a mile down the street and was ready to hike it to my voting location.

But alas, I arrived and found a parking spot IN the parking lot. Whoa! I walked in and there were 2 people in front of me in line. Whoa! I did have to fill out a statement of residence form because for some reason they doubt that I am still living in the same apartment I lived in 4 years ago. Hmmm...I'll let you guess what I said to that...or really what I wrote...I didn't say anything. And then they gave me my little card and I voted. And then I left. A grand total of 7 minutes spent voting today. WHOA!!

And then I decided that since I was such a good little citizen that I deserved Jamba Juice. Go America!


Alison said...

I had a similar situation going on today. I took my book with me this morning so that I could go straight from school to the polls and read as I waited. Turns out, the place I was suppose to vote ended up being at the fire station that is literally RIGHT NEXT to my apartment complex (I didn't figure this out until after I left this morning). I didn't have to wait and no one was in front of me. It took me a grand total of 4 minutes. Boo-yah! Beat your time! ;)

Matthew Ware said...

I had the advantage of being off today. Though I did have to hold Will while voting (talk about arm strain) I didn't have to wait at all.

Emily Anne said...

I only had to wait for about three minutes in line. There were a couple of blind people in front of me and the workers took their sweet time. The voting place was much more packed than I have seen it before. Oh well. Local elections just aren't as important I guess

Amber said...

I must have the best voting place EVER! Not only did I NOT have to wait in line but an old, sweet lady offered me baked goods for a treat before I voted!!!

I love my voting/polling place :) AND it's within walking distance!!!