I Voted!

What a cool, cool privilege to go out as a country and cast our votes today! I do love voting although I have to admit it only took me about thirty-five minutes at 2:00, so that may have something to do with my sustained enthusiasm. I don’t know though, because there was such a neat vibe among the voters as we queued through the interior of the fire station: two lines to check-in and one line for voting. One of my favorite parts of the experience was that whoever was the last person in the voting line had to hold up a handmade sign that read “END” for others to be able to easily find the end of the line. As new prospective voters lined up, you passed the sign on down the line. So cute and humble and brilliant, I thought.

Though, I’m sure we all voted any number of different combinations, we chatted it up in line, discussing the amendments to make sure we understood them. I loved seeing the poll workers interact with each other and hearing their chatter about the early morning crowds. I love the efficiency of the voting machine, and I almost got choked up as I pressed the VOTE button.
My most, most favorite part of all of this is talking with my girls about the process, the responsibility, and the privilege. I normally take them with me to vote just because I think it is such a beautiful opportunity to see freedom. But I did not today. I would have had I known my wait would have been so brief.
I cast my ballot.
America on full display.
Gray: The Unsung Hue
Innie or outie?

2 Comments

  1. amy
    November 7, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    glad you voted.

    we will see you at the blog party. have a great day

  2. Kyle
    November 11, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Great meeting you this weekend.
    Allison and I enjoyed the new community of friends that were built.
    Definitely will not forget this weekend.

    Take care.

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