I have now officially voted.
I joined the ranks of the early voters, and I have to say that was the best idea anyone came up with. I heard on the news that people like the idea of one big day where everyone comes and votes all at once, but I think I would have died if I had to stand in line for several hours. Instead I was in line for all of 20 minutes.
But I can’t help but wonder if it would have been a little more fulfilling, or satisfying if I’d HAD to wait in a 5 hour line. Coming to the county commissioner’s office (or something…), waiting in line for 20 minutes, getting my ID swiped, getting directed to the correct computer thingy, and pushing the correct X’s (you know which ones they are….) just seemed SO not what it was cracked up to be. It was over so fast! Yes, I got my “I Voted” sticker and wore it proudly the rest of the day, but I sort of wished I’d savored the moment a bit more, since I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. Not sure how I could have, but I wish I somehow could have.
Did anyone else vote early??