02 November 2010

Election Day, 2010

I did my civic duty today and headed over to my local polling place only a half hour after it had opened. There was quite a significant line for 7:30 in the morning, although nothing like the lines I encountered two years ago during the presidential election. Still, it was enough to make me slightly late for work, proudly wearing my red "I Voted" sticker.

The other problem with 7:30am, aside from the before work crowd, was that it was too dark to get any decent photographs. I went back this afternoon and remedied that problem:

My actual polling place. It acts as community rec center/warming house the other non-voting days of the year.

There's a nice little park right next to the building. I don't think that pool is going to be getting much use for quite some time to come.

All-in-all, I was entirely satisfied with my voting experience. Too many judges though. Now I just have to sit back and wait for the results of our usual 3-way governor's race. And hope like crazy that the people of the 6th district regained their sanity and voted Michele Bachmann out of office.


Vera said...

This is one of the things I like about the US: people take voting so much more seriously than we do.

Here, elections would never be held during weekdays. There's a very large probability that only 2-3 people would come. And voters in the morning? People going before work? That's like sci-fi to me. I think only the elderly go to vote here before noon, mostly because they always tend to do things before noon.

Senior Cyclist said...

I had trouble keeping the judges straight, myself. I was proud of myself for only voting for one low level office candidate on the basis of having seen his sign in a yard. (Bad citizenship.)

Emily said...

Santini - Yeah, I left most of the judge options blank, particularly as most of them didn't have opponents. It seems silly to vote for someone that has no opponent.