Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Practicing Good Citizenship

 Hubby and I just returned from casting our vote(s). 

Good thing:   we did NOT cancel each other out; on liberal politics we both agree. 

Bad thing:  many of the ballots had been misprinted on the borders (not on the candidates) so they were not being scanned by the electronic submission machine, though the ballots were accepted as valid. 

Good thing:  the minority community was out in force. Liberals unite! 

Bad thing:   -- very long lines, too few tables because of the huge crowd -- and we picked a time that was supposed to be after or before the big rush occurring between 7 and 9 in the morning and 4 and 7 in the evening.  Our polling place was way too small for the crowd that showed up.

Good thing:  our polling place was way too small for the crowd that showed up -- young, old, wheelchairs, lame, blind, white and black -- our voting place was a microcosm of the world and people were excited to vote!

Bad thing:  Hubby was completely exhausted by the process because the wait was too long and the crowds too heavy and the room way too small so there was no place to sit and it was beastly hot.  Plus -- why don't the election judges know their alphabet?  

Good thing:  we have hope that right will prevail, politicians will finally try to work together, and our country will remain democratic, ethical, and generous. 



Margaret said...

Yay for you!!! We vote by mail here in WA which would have been way easier for you. However, I do miss going to my polling place and chatting with the retirees who helped out, most of which knew my parents. :)

Anonymous said...

A sacred day! I take my little boy each time :-)