Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I've only got 4 minutes...to cast my ballot.

I took a half day off work today. Worked the morning, came home for lunch (Thanks Pete for making lunch!). Then off to the polls. I vote in a Catholic school/church. I really don't understand where the separation of church and state is when my voting place is a church. When I lived in the apt, I also voted in a Catholic school. When I lived with my parents, I voted in a firehouse.

Anyway, I arrived at the church at 1:44 and was back in the car at 1:48, hence the title. (My coworkers who voted this morning in different districts waited 15-20 minutes). While there were many districts with small lines at my polling place, my half of the alphabet for my district was open. Walked right up to the table, signed my name, and electronically voted. I was wearing my "Kittens for Obama" button on my brown jacket underneath my red jacket while I voted...you followers know which jackets I'm referring to!
Image from psychedelictara's shop on etsy.com

Then it was off to the dentist where my teeth checked out ok, thank goodness (I've also recently learned I'm not diabetic--just thirsty all the time for no good reason--and that I have such a great "good cholesterol" level, the PA couldn't believe it.) The hygienist said she waited in line for an hour this morning but then had to leave to go to work...and doesn't get off work til 8pm so she won't be able to vote! eek! Seriously, why doesn't NJ have early voting??

3 comments:

  1. LOVE that button! That Obama has wooed more than just many humans, hasn't he? :) I'm so glad you got to vote. I'm lucky that I am self-employed and went to vote 2 weeks ago at 7:55 a.m. My experience was just like yours -- quick, smooth, effortless.

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  2. Wow! That must be a voting record. It took me a little longer. But it was well worth it.

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  3. Antoinette: Yes we did, even the kittens!
    Meg: Super quick and easy. I'm sure it would have been longer if I had gone after 5pm. or at 6am. It just so happened that the dental appt was on voting day.

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