“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Early Election Day observations

Got up and went to vote early today, as the kids are home from school and I hoped to beat the crowd and lines.

Our polls open at 6, and I've never waited more than 5 minutes before as long as I was there before 9am. At 7am today the line was longer than I've ever seen - ended up being about a 40 minute process.

Everyone was polite, courteous and respectful - both voters and poll workers. No issues of political discussion in the line, no protestors or pollsters outside.

No voting machines in this election, due to the ongoing problems. Everyone filled out a paper ballot for scanning. An unexpected change.

We require photo ID here for voting - no one had any issues with it, and the state does provide free IDs for that purpose on request.

While I have doubts it will be as smooth of a process everywhere else (even locally), it gave me a small measure of hope for the event as a whole.


Old NFO said...

That's great to hear! Hope things are going well.

Momma Fargo said...

We have photo ID requirement as well. And did the election result end up as you wished? Inquiring minds want to know.

Captain Tightpants said...

Momma Fargo - I'll be posting some election observations in the next couple of days, FWIW.