I voted early today. I’m not going to be around next Tuesday and wanted to make sure I did my part.

I didn’t realize how crazy it would be.

When I got to the township office, the lady there (turns out she’s my sister-in-law’s aunt!) told me that it would be a 2 hour wait. So I sat down with a book and waited. When all was said and done, my name was called about an hour and a half in. Not too bad.

The voting went well, but I have a question. Maybe I’m not doing due diligence before I get into the booth, but what’s with section on Judges? There were about six on the list and I’ve only heard of one of them. I’m not typically in the courtroom, so I’m pretty much clueless about what these people are like or why I should or shouldn’t check yes by their name. Every time I vote I just stare at the page trying to figure out what I should do. Is there some sort of “Voter’s Guide” for judges?

At the end I got an “I Voted” sticker. Something about that just makes me proud. Whether or not my candidate gets elected, I’m proud of the fact that I live in a country that gives me the opportunity to voice my opinion. And I guess I’m proud that I acted on that opportunity.

Don’t forget to cast your vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2008.

Author: erik

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  1. OK I know you had to vote early and I’m glad you did. But I don’t understand this early voting thing for people who don’t need to. I have never had to wait more than 15minutes on voting day to vote. Why would anyone want to go early to wait two hours when they can go on election day and not wait at all. On election day there will be voting booths open all over the place instead of just a couple now. I don’t get it. I’ll be voting on Tuesday.

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  2. Smart idea to being a book… I’m going on tuesday, but I’ll grab some reading materials too…. just in case!

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