Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Although this is not a presidential election year, I believe that all elections are important so I made sure I voted this morning before work. All day long I saw facebook posts that read "If you don't vote you can't complain" and the like. If facebook is any indication, it seemed there was better turn out than expected for this election.
Back when I lived in the very densely populated area of Northern VA we would often have to stand in line for an hour or more to vote. Life is different here in my little beach town. I walked into the voting place at 8:30 am and found NO line. I checked in with the ancient woman at the desk, voted on the electronic voting machine, and was done in less than 2 minutes.
When I was finished, the poll volunteer gestured toward the exit. I stepped over toward it and stopped to wait for Spouse. The volunteer looked at me for a few seconds and said "I think your wife already left" to which I replied without missing a beat "Nope, my husband is still in the voting booth." The volunteer raised his eyebrows, smiled, and said "Oh, okay then" and we both chuckled.