Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Voting, Small Town Style

I came home from work tonight, took the dog out, fed her, and took her out again. At about 5:55 pm, I backed the car out of the garage to go to My Town Hall to vote.

When I arrived at my destination, I parked and followed the herd into the building. I had to wait in line for approximately 30 seconds. I gave my name and confirmed my party. They gave me a pretty pink ticket, and I took it to the voting booth.

I had to wait approximately 5 seconds for the booth to empty. I used my 5 seconds to comment that mine wasn't the only pink ticket on the spike on the side of the machine. I had thought that it might be; my politics are atypical around here. Actually, there were quite a few pink tickets keeping company with mine! Maybe more pink-ticketed people were driven to vote in this year's primary.

I almost said pink-leaning people, but then I realized the historical implications of that! Wonder why they chose pink to represent my political party??? Someone's idea of a joke???

I cast my pink little vote, left the building, and drove back around the corner. I pulled my car back into the garage at 6:04 pm.

There you have it: Voting, Small Town Style!

8 comments:

Zelda Parker said...

In my district pink outnumbered yellow 4 to 1. At 7:40 pm, there was no waiting. I even walked to the polls as it was such a mild day. Ahhh, feels good.

Pax Romano said...

Well now, down in my small town, me and the boys sat around the pot-belly stove while Elma Mae served up some fresh coffee and biscuits. Then they called is in and I made a little x on the slip of paper and gave it to Joe Bob while he verified my name in the Utopian ledger and then placed my ballot in the box (which they keep on a top shelf in the back of the five of and dime during the year).

mommanator said...

unfortunitaly I am in md and couldn't vote I would have insisted on a chartruse slip! Besides how can they say its secret if they give ya colored paper?

Merci said...

Zelda-
It was a nice evening indeed!

Pax-
Tee Hee!

Mommanator-
They announce your party when you sign in, since you can only vote for your ticket. Not sure how they track it, but...

citizen of the world said...

Last primaries they set my booth to Republican - when I called the attendant's attention to it he said loudly, "Oh! I just automaticlaly set that! We don't get many Democrats!" And laughed heartily.

Virginia Gal said...

Lucky you - getting to vote. I voted in the global primary but it was a provisional ballot so it might not count. Bummer.

Merci said...

citizen of the world-
Remember the day when political affiliations were treated with confidentiality and respect?

Virginia Gal-
If ever there was a good reason to miss an election...

Joe Tornatore said...

my wife had to drive me to the polls,. i went stomping and kicking.