Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Doing my civic duty

Took me 2 1/2 hours today to vote. Poorly organized, huge turnout. Someone bought donuts and passed them down the line to help with the grumbling (both the stomach grumbling and the verbal grumbling).

I always get a thrill when I vote...even when I'm making uninformed voting choices (do I really care who the coroner is?!?). I have this image of the signers of the Declaration of Independence standing, nodding and smiling as I cast my vote. Thanks for sacrificing and helping to shape a nation which allows me to vote (of course they didn't allow women to vote, but they helped form a nation that did eventually allow me to vote).

6 comments:

MKL said...

My polling plce is directly across the street from where I work. I made the decision to get out at 6:40 AM and stnd in line so i would have th wade through longer lines later. Polling place opened right at 7:00 AM, i was done by 7:10 AM. So all told, 30 minutes of combined time to vote.

Beefche said...

Thfffttt! That's me giving you a raspberry.

I began standing in line at 7:05 am and completely finished by walking out the door at 9:17 am. One lady told us that she was there before 6 am (the polls are open 6-6) and she finished at 7:35 am.

Monica said...

I went after my Dallin went to preschool and walked right in. I guess I lucked out. Especially since I had Maggie with me!

darthgoofy said...

I walked right in as well at 3:30. I guess that is one of the benefits of being a student

Mary Ann said...

It took me almost 50 minutes to get in and out.
I couldn't believe the line when I first arrived. I was afraid I'd be late to work and I got there at 8:10.
But the line moved pretty quickly once they set up extra voting booths.

~pollyanna said...

I voted early by absentee ballot since we were traveling in TX... but some of my kids voted on the 4th here in our town... they said things moved along at our polling place...

Except for the one election cycle I was out of the country on my mission, I have never missed a major election in more than 30 years... and I have never missed a presidential one since I voted for a president for the first time in 1976.

Voting is honestly very important to me, despite not being terribly political, by nature...