I had to be on campus at 9am, and I'm in class until 7pm. Since it was likely that I would miss the pesky deadline of 8pm if I tried to end the day by voting, given the reliability of my bus sometimes, I opted for attempted voting early in the morning.
At 7:25am, there was a line of at least 50 people. I was inside after close to an hour wait. When I left, the line was much longer than when I initially joined it. Thankfully, I had 5 minutes to spare and catch a bus and made it to school on time.
There was no turmoil or calamity at my polling station, unless you count little children running around outside as they arrived at school (I vote at Palms Elementary around the corner from my apartment). One 8ish-year old boy called out "Vote for Kerry!" at least twice, in clear violation of electioneering law.
If you haven't voted yet, get the heck over to your polling station and do it now, my friends. The registered voter has been coming out of the woodwork this morning, and news coverage makes it sound like I should expect riots as polls begin to close.Posted by rick at November 2, 2004 01:46 PM | More General Stuff