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04 November 2008 @ 04:53 pm
 
I voted. So did Don. We went together, because we're dorky like that, even though it meant I ended up being half an hour early for work.

My sister in Connecticut voted, too, and I am so blasted proud of her. Not for voting; that she has always done. I'm proud of her for giving her vote serious thought and consideration. About an hour after I talked to Kerry, my mom called to tell me she'd just returned from the polls. We talked a bit about how she arrived at her decision, and then we talked a bit about how we thought Dad would have cast his vote.


And now we wait. I need to take a break from checking all the news pages. I'm horrifyingly emotional, welling up over stories and photos and that video of the line of voters at the University of Pennsylvania.





p.s. Why oh why does my polling place never have stickers? I voted, darn it! I want adhesive validation!

p.p.s. My polling place had the curtain and lever machines! That almost made up for the lack of stickers.
 
 
I feel: hopefulhopeful
 
 
 
Dark Angel: Kimeuph0ra on November 4th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
I didn't get a sticker either *pouts*
Peregrinejperegrine on November 4th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Heh. I got a sticker ;p

Then again, I voted last Tuesday after work. No lines, no hassle. Early voting for the win!
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on November 4th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
What's this about stickers? There are places that actually give stickers?
I don't think that I've ever gotten one.

I'm bummed....
Zoë Tzoethor on November 4th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
I got a sticker! And it's in both English and Spanish! :) Yo voté!
awomanthatsblueawomanthatsblue on November 4th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
LUCKY YOU WITH THE CURTAIN AND LEVER MACHINES. I love them so much that I have to yell. :)

Also, if you want dorky, I went with my brother, and we dressed up. Like, in nice clothes. Just because we were voting.
Fjordhopperfjordhopper on November 4th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
They give out stickers?? I never got any... but we have the curtain and lever machines too. (Hmm...maybe there is a connection there!)

What amused me, were the first time voters, who tried to pull the curtain closed!
Aifacat: Awesomeaifacat on November 5th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Aw...I'd have sent you my sticker. :-)

Did you at least take advantage of free coffee or ice cream or something? I sure did! And technically, you didn't need a sticker - just had to say you voted.

Although, my co-worker heard something on the radio that it might be illegal for any company to offer free anything in exchange for voting, even if they're not saying you must vote one way or another. I wonder if that's true, lol...
Janetgoodnite_gracee on November 5th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
No one else gets stickers because my son's school has them all. He and I both got stickers when I went to vote. We discussed the process ahead of time, we agreed on the way we were going to vote, and he got to push the buttons. Hope it still counts!

Steven came home with the sticker from voting with me this morning, the one for voting with Jim this afternoon PLUS one sticker from class. I got a separate sticker which is now stuck to my monitor at work.
tari3: Vote!tari3 on November 5th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
My polling place never has stickers either! I've always wanted a sticker...

Ugh, I had to suffer through a 12-8pm shift at work (and it was the longest thing ever), but at least now, I'm half glued to the TV, half refreshing cnn.com ever half-minute like a maniac.
Kel: awesomesauce!ladyjoust on November 5th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
And it was all worth it.

Holy crow! We have an AWESOME President-elect!!!
tari3: [OTP] Justice/Libertytari3 on November 5th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
I know! Yaaaayy!! *does happy dance of happy*
Jobs, baby, Jobs!: Tenant Hamletpicoland on November 5th, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)
most of NY had those old tried and true lever machines. I slammed that baby home! Think I startled the person waiting.