Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
— John Quincy Adams
Now, you’re all my kind of people, so I know I don’t have to ask whether you voted. Instead, what with the talk of record turn out and long lines, I want to know how long it took you to vote today, from the time you reached your polling place til you cast your ballot and left.
Me, I arrived at my polling place – conveniently located at a senior center just a few blocks from my apartment – around 8:45 this morning and took my place among about 250 of my friends and neighbors. I was prepared for a long wait, but the line actually moved pretty fast, especially once they separated the line by alphabet. I was finished by 9:45, much sooner than I expected. I’d like to say, too, that the election officals were fantastic – everything ran smoothly and there were no problems that I could see. And the people in line seemed to all understand the enormity of what we were there to do, and everyone seemed happy to be there on such an important day – there was no complaining and lots of smiling (except the poor toddler who’s dad bumped his head on a partition divider when he attempted to calm his fussing by lifing him over his head – that didn’t exactly quiet the kid down).
So vote below, and share your voting stories, if you’ve got ’em, in the comments. Now let’s sit back and see who wins this thing.