Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Yeah, that's right, I voted. I got up early today and started plotting and planning when the best time might be to hit the polls. I started getting nervous when I saw on the news various poll locations with people wrapped around and around the parking lot. The local news were reporting record turnouts and telling voters to plan for lengthy stays. Garth and I knew we had to just do what needed to be done, so we prepared for the worst and headed for the polls.

This is how it went down:

We drove up. Parked. Walked in. Walked pass everyone with the last names starting with A-N or S-Z (that had been in line for hours...love you JEAN). Received our voting card. Checked our boxes. Got our, "I VOTED" sticker. Walked out. Done...in 3 minutes tops.

Are you a M-R? Get to Mountain View Elementary STAT!


Jean Allen said...

Lindsay reminded me that had I been in your position, I would have been cheering, too! She's right! It really wasn't too bad, overall. I just felt grateful that we, as Americans, have the freedom and the right to vote!

Mandi said...

Yeah- we waited in line for about 45 minutes and then someone walking out just yelled out that anyone in the last part of the alphabet should go to the other table...would have liked to know that a little earlier! They could certainly have set things up a little better!

The Novakovichs said...

Our voting experience was pretty similar, except there were no lines for any part of the alphabet. Ah the benefits of living in Alaska!