Have you voted today?
Carole and I got to our polling place at 6:15 this morning – and we weren\’t first in line. There were maybe half a dozen people in front of us, and by the time they opened the doors there were maybe 20 of us waiting to get in. Luckily they had a lot more voting machines than in 2004 (when we waited over 2 1/2 hours), so we were out fairly quickly.
This was also the first time our precinct had the fancy schmancy touch screen booths – which were kind of cool, in fact. They also had a paper trail ticker on the left side so you could check to see that your vote was in fact being recorded correctly. Yes, I checked mine – not that I don\’t trust Blackwell (well, actually…) but its my responsibility to make sure my voice is heard.
So, with my \”I voted today\” sticker proudly on my shirt, I\’ve signed up for CNN\’s email alerts and plan on vegging out on the evening news tonight.
If you haven\’t voted yet, what are you waiting for?