Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Voting in a New Precinct
Since I cannot drive yet, our daughter took me there. She saw, at the end of a line of handicap parking spaces, a tiny sign saying "curbside voting." Since I have a handicap plaque, I am entitled to curbside voting - getting to skip the long lines - YAY!!
As we pulled in the spot, a lady in the car next to us said "Be prepared to sit here for a very long time." I replied, "Oh, really?" and then she said " I've been here for 30 minutes; they only have one woman working the outdoor area, and she is extremely slow."
So we were surprised when not a minute later, a woman approached the car and asked which of us needed to vote. Immediately, the woman in the car next door started hollering about having been there for a long time, so the polling woman walked over to her car and informed her she was parked in the wrong spot for curbside voting (indicating where we were as being the proper spot.) She was in a handicapped spot, but there was (oddly enough) only one spot for curbside voting.
We told her to take care of the other woman first, but she was able to do both of us simultaneously - which was great!!
Jim had to go to our last polling place, since he has not changed his address with
DMV. He had also forgotten that he is still registered with a party for whom he has not voted in many years. He told them that, and when they brought his ballot, he remarked...."I don't want to vote for any of these people." Of course, he had no choice in the matter, so he voted for the lesser of several evils. I told him that when he changes his address, he should remember to change his registration as well.
Never a dull minute around here.