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So phase two of early voting started today in Georgia, so I went to the North Fulton Service Center and got it the hell over with!

(The title of this entry should be a hint as to which way I voted. There's no talking me out of it at this point, now is there?)

The line snaked down and back up a maze of corridors and it took me about an hour and a half to actually get to the room where the voting booths were. From there, about fifteen minutes to get my ballot and cast my vote. ("The line for the iPhone was less than this!" the guy just behind me in line remarked.) The crowd was in pretty good spirits, though, all told.

And I had a warm fuzzy glow all the way home like I usually do when I perform my civic duty. It's weird--I like voting. I like the idea that I get to vote on behalf of all the women before me who weren't allowed to. I like the idea of doing my little part as a citizen of this nation.

And I like it even more now that I'm done with it and can just watch the rest of the election roll on!

Oh, and today is the fiftieth birthday of some dude I had a big swoony crush on when I was a teenager. Good on him for making it this far without getting himself killed.

Today I took pleasure in the enormous sigh of relief as I stumbled to my car at seven-thirty in the evening.

Today I learned what the process of early voting is like.

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julieduranie
Oct. 28th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
We do not have early voting in New York State. All we have is absentee voting which technically you are not supposed to do if you are going to be in your county on Election Day. Yet, you can only vote in your polling place near your home. Asking for an absentee ballot because you will be working a 24+ hour shift 15 miles away is a grey area. In black and white it looks like voter fraud, but I do not think it becomes fraud unless one actually votes at their polling place. I am going to have to vote at 6am before work and appointments, and if there is a line, I am gonna have to leave.
wonderbink
Oct. 28th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Damn, that SUCKS. I hope it works out for you.

Judging by the form I filled out, early voting in Georgia is kind of like absentee ballots in person. Or something. Anyway, they've got it going all this week and if the line today was any indication, it's going to be crazy.
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