Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I voted, did you?

I count it a privilege to have the opportunity to vote. We take that for granted in most elections, and sadly, many countries around the world don't have that freedom. Because I value this great country that we live in, I try to keep up on key issues and vote responsibly in every election. This morning was no different. Nathan went to vote at 7:30 this morning, as soon as he got home from work. Our polling place isn't usually crowded, but he had to wait 30 minutes. When he got back, I went and voted without having to wait in line at all. I'm guessing that I missed the "vote before work" crowd.

Now, we wait. Not that it will make a difference, but I'll most likely stay up to see how the election plays out. I've gathered lots of stuff to keep me busy on the couch this evening so that I won't miss anything. Although, I may pop in a movie at the beginning so that I don't get bored. One can only take so much "electoral" talk.

Hopefully, this won't drag out for too long. Anyone remember 2000 and the hanging chads? I was teaching 2nd grade at the time and did a presidents/voting unit with my class. They were so excited to color in their electoral map the day after the election to show which states were won by each candidate. Gore's states were blue and Bush's states were red. And then there was poor Florida. We colored and re-colored that state so many times that it turned out purple instead or red or blue.

So, I voted today, how about you? Leave me and comment and share your story. I'm sure we'll have lots to talk about tomorrow.


Kelsey said...

I also had an easy time voting. My husband waited in line for about 45 minutes. Which is really not too bad either. I, too, will be up watching the results this evening. I was teaching first grade during the 2000 presidential election - what a crazy time! I wonder what those children remember about it now?

Pam said...

Didn't because I couldn't but wish I could have!
Good one you for voting though.

Becky Branch said...

My husband and I both voted. We have a small community...so no lines when we were there!

Mimi said...

Dad and I voted this morning with only one person ahead of us--there were 6 computers. Even when Andy voted late this afternoon (only 4 computers operating)there was no line. Our precinct isn't all that large.

Emily said...

You know a good time to go to the grocery store? The night of a presidential election! I went at 7:30 and it was a ghost town! But now that I'm home I'm watching.

corinneyb said...

Voting for us was easy - we sent in absentee ballots since we haven't switched our registration to Florida yet. So, if Ohio is down to the wire, you know they'll be counting our votes!