Tuesday, November 04, 2014


Was interesting this year. After weeks of endless robocalls, so many that even the ones from candidates we believe in became annoying, it was time to go the polls. 

First thing we saw was a van parked right up against the polling limit sign and a lady stopping all the traffic to hand out business cards for someone who is running a write in campaign for sheriff. Um, thanks, but no thanks.

Then we went inside to be greeted by our friendly poll watchers. In our town voter ID consists of hi, how are you, whatcha been doing? from people you have known for decades. We signed in, received our ballots and went to the "privacy" screens to make our choices.

First thing I noticed was that the pen didn't write. Okey dokey, that was easily fixed. Then I noticed that the magic ink bled through the ballot making marks on both sides.

Once again, no problem. There were no candidates on the opposing side. This could be an issue if the ballot was laid out differently I suspect.


We ran them puppies through the scanner, then stopped to talk about grandbabies and weather and cows on our way out, and came on home, proud and happy to have exercised our right to participate in this important rite.

Voting, it's the right thing to do.


Cathy said...

Yes, the right thing to do. And you pray that your exercising this right . . . . is not negated by fraudulent voting.

Terry and Linda said...

I'll be glad when Wednesday is here.


Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

I miss going to the polls to cast our vote. We have to vote by mail now and I don't trust that.

threecollie said...

Cathy, that scares the heck out of me. There are so many stories of vote counts on the machines not matching the vote count on the books. We saw it ourselves at our own polling place. I was voter number 80, but only 75 successful ballots had been cast!

Linda, me too@

Nita, it seems that there are no safe systems being used today..see above. And I have talked to several other people who saw the same thing in other polling places. What happened to those ballots!!!

Cathy said...

Whoa. Very disturbing.