Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rock the Vote

I was the third person in line this morning when the polls opened. I just love election days. I really do. It is a totally different experience for me now that I live in a small town than it used to be when I voted in a big city.

When I first moved here, I was baffled when I was given a paper ballot and a purple marker. Where were the computerized voting machines?! Now, I love the paper ballots. I love the fact that I mark my votes and place my ballot in a little sleeve and drop it in a big metal box stencilled "BALLOT BOX." It feels so much more real than just hitting a button on a machine.

I can't wait to see what happens tonight. I think the best part about this election year is that people are really talking about politics and getting excited about it. What a wonderful thing!

I am almost finished with MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON and I'm really enjoying it. I will try and post a review tomorrow. In the meantime, if you are having a primary election today, GO VOTE!!!


Purl said...

Lucky you! I am anxiously awaiting our early March primary. For once, we might have a say.

By the way, I'm drafting a post that tags you--you make my day!

Genevieve said...

I will have to go vote this week since I will be away during our primary.

I live in a big city and I have always voted with paper. We don't have the computer thingy here.

Literary Feline said...

I voted last week by absentee ballot (there aren't enough votes in my area to warrant an actual polling place) and since electronic voting has been shut down in the county, we can't vote early. I enjoyed doing that--going to the mall and voting on a Saturday. :-) I don't mind voting by mail though. It's easier to fit into my schedule and my husband and I can do it together as opposed to him going before work and me going after.

Amy said...

Purl--Can't wait to see what happens in Texas!

Vieve--I think paper is so much better. I'm glad we don't use computers. Have a great trip!

Litty Kitty--I used to vote by mail but I just love actually going to the polling place and dropping my vote in that box! This is going to be an interesting election year!!!