When I was a kid in California most polling places were at people's homes. usually they had the booths set up in their garages, but I remember once going to a place where it was in someone's livingroom!!! When it came time for me to vote it was in a public place. I am not sure where it was in Santa Ana(I lived there for a year), but in Whittier it was the Chiropractic College. a few times I voted by absentee ballot. When I moved to Florida it was at a rec center and I had to wait for over 2 hours to vote for John Kerry!! I voted in the last Presedential election while here in Kansas, but I lived on post and was considered Riley County so I had to go to the Ogden Community Center. My wait was not very long. Now I live in Geary County and my polling place is the 4H/Senior Center. I registered too late to get an absentee ballot. I could have voted early, but it is more exciting to go on election day!
That brings us to today. I got up early this morning so I could go vote before work(I wanted to wear the sticker all day). I arrived at my polling place at 6:55 am
I felt so proud as I checked in and was then led to one of the monitors (I miss booths!!). I was very calm as I voted. Only a couple offices had more than one person running. I voted YES to keep all the current judges on the bench. There was only one measure/proposition and that was to tax watercraft differently from other property taxes. I voted yes on that.
When I got to the end of the ballot and reviewed my choices my heart started racing and as I pushed the CAST MY BALLOT button and CONFIRM I was so excited and proud. I have never felt like that when voting before.
Before going to work I put on my sticker and wore it proudly all day.
A few kids asked me who I voted for and I told them. I voted for Obama. I did not come by this decision easily. But I had my reasons and I also prayed about it. I prayed and fasted one weekend about who to vote for and I was sure that the answer would be Romney, but I still felt very impressed on my mind that I should vote for Obama. Maybe it is because God knows my spectacular track record of always picking the losing candidates LOL. In any case, that is who I voted for and if elected I really hope he does not let me down. If Romney wins I will respect him as my President as well. I still think it is pretty amazing that the choices came down to an African American and a Mormon. That is a pretty good sign of the progress our country has made, don't you think? This would have been unheard of not so long ago because of prejudice and ignorance so I am pretty proud of our country right now.
This evening I am watching the returns on TV. I am flipping channels each commercial break to get different perspectives. Last year Jon Stewart told me who won. Wonder who it will be this year????