The Election


I had to get to the polls by 5:15AM, which I did.In all my years of big city or Amity, I have NEVER seen the line that we had when we opened the polls at 6am.In hindsight,I guess I should have seen it coming. Another thing that I found incredible is that usually, when you work the polls, time goes, albeit slowly, but it goes.Well,Tuesday morning, I swear I thought it was 9am and it was 7:15, and I looked at my watch 3 times and it was as if time was standing still.

We had our table set up and watched ALL of my neighbors come in. Usually,it is retired folks or really those interested in government that come in.Not for this presidential election: there were more 18 year olds that you can shake a stick at. There were Mom and kids in strollers.Senior couples came in, singles of all ages…they all came in.


The above shot is one of the few quiet moments that we had, waiting for folks to come in.I really don’t remember ever having to wait as long to use the bath room, because we were that busy.I didn’t get any of the older guys coming in and using their brother-in-law as a write-in.This time, everyone meant business.

I was fortunate enough to be working with a great crew, and hope to be assigned them again.In all, although it was a busy day, it was a pretty interesting election day.


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Sixty two year old married female, care-giving, loving former government employee who is writing to try to keep her sanity.

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