Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day 2008

I waited until today to vote. Early voting here in Georgia was so busy that I decided not to go last week. Bill went on Thursday and stood in line for 3 hours and 10 minutes but did vote. I was busy quilting a customer quilt so didn't go then.

I had thought about getting up early this morning and going to vote but since I had a morning guild board meeting, I decided to wait until afternoon. I made sure that I had a snack, water, my book and even a chair in the car - I was prepared for a long wait.

I got to the polls at 1:30 and was done at 1:35. There were other people there but NO LINE! I couldn't believe it. All that worry about nothing.

Eight years ago, I waited in line for over 2 1/2 hours and then had to leave to get a plane - to Florida. I didn't get to vote and have sworn that I would not allow that to happen to me again. I was prepared to wait for hours if necessary.

We are sitting here watching the NBC news coverage of the election - could be a long night.


  1. I'm bewildered by your government's voting system! Quite aside fom the voluntary nature, what possible need could there be to keep it on a Tuesday? And as for the queues... Here it's compulsory, on a Saturday so work isn't a big issue, and although early votes are uncommon, there's rarely more than a 10-minute wait - usually none. We usually do it on the way somewhere, and happily take the children along.

  2. It seems to me Australia is unusual in its voting system. People over here on the UK look at me like I am a weirdo when I tell them how it operates.

    Hope you are pleased with the outcome.

    Am blog-hopping through Chookyblue's SSCS list to see who else is playing.


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