Never in my adult life do I remember an election that had so many people amped, jacked, motivated and just plain excited to cast a ballot. I woke up to emails and blog entries from friends around the country....
I passed my polling place this morning, and there were already 20 people lined up in front of it. According to our Secretary of State, a record 25% of Arkansans have already voted- over 400,000 people.
It took my colleague an hour to vote yesterday on the last day of early voting- and I saw her on TV in line. Gotta razz her about that!
Get out there and do your civic duty, Americans!
New York City:
I've never seen a polling place that crowded, that early(and remember kids, I have a politician for a parent- I have seen a s**t ton of polling places in my day.) Even the veteran poll monitors had never seen a crowd like that.
I voted in my pjs.
And good old Bayou St. John:
Just woke up, thinking of voting, looked down the street and there be people milling about (I vote at the firehouse at Carrollton and Wilson? Delgado? 1 block down from my place)... I'll probably take the advice of the pundits and wait until 10 when most people are at work.
Did you vote yet? What was your experience? Where did you vote? Was it good? Bad? What were the crowds like? Anything unusual? Even if you just want to cut and paste your voting story from your own blog, please do it here so we all can read it.