Didst Thou Vote 2

I did.

my voting proof

My wait time was not that long, even though the polling place was extremely busy. I was the 660th person to vote on the main machine. (The other machine had 275 ballots.) The longest I really had to wait was to sign in and get the ballot, but the sign-in line I’m in (usually an M-S or L-R) is always the longest in our district. Sometimes I wish my last name started with a Z. That line is always nonexistent.

By the time I got my ballot, all of the booths and seats were taken. Usually, I get to sit at a round table with 4-6 other spots for voters. There are generally 6 booths and 2 tables. Today, they had those booths and those tables, but they were having people vote by putting their ballots against the wall and using the little black pens/markers that way. One of the poll workers ended up grabbing some other chairs, and I was able to sit in a non-tabled chair. It was interesting. I prefer having a table, but having a seat was nice. By the time I left, they were starting on the third row of chairs.

I didn’t select the straight ticket option, but I did vote only for the Democrats. I had to try to remember what the (12) different amendments meant. Of course, I remembered the fourth one (segregation), the sixth one (anti-Obamacare), the seventh one (only allows labor unions to establish under secret ballot) and the locals only for Madison County (allowing police to kill any animal that they deem to be a threat/dangerous animal first without establishing that it is a threat).

Oh, and I nodded that I was going to vote for the Democratic candidate for my district in the county commission. The guy was standing outside in the cool, overcast/damp weather in a very red district of a very red state. Maybe that nod made him feel a bit better about being out in the cold. Of course, he probably forgot it a few seconds later.

Anyway, no matter who you support, go vote. It is important. No matter what people say about their votes not mattering, they do matter. They are important. 

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.

2 thoughts on “Didst Thou Vote

  • Jenn

    Thoust did. Since I live in the boonies, I only had to go to my very small municipal building, where there were just five total voting machines, and only one was electronic. I think Dan and I waited like five minutes? Probably two hundred people had already voted, which was awesome since it was only 9am! 🙂

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