11.04.2008

Finally, It Is Here...

I wish I have an interesting story to tell but I don't. Everything went smoothly. Dh and I dropped the kids off to school and we went to the polling place. We did not have any problem looking for a parking space. We went inside Smith Mills Church and there were only five people in line. We gave the man our street address and our names, he checked it off and gave us our ballots. They did not even check for IDs. Our town does not have any voting machines. We used a pen to fill in the oval corresponding to the candidates we want to vote for. Aside from the presidential and senatorial candidates, there were also some races for local officials. I was disappointed in the local election because in some seats, there was only one candidate, no one running against him/her. Oh well, I guess I couldn't blame them, who wants to be in politics anyway? We also have to vote for three measures in my state. The first one is whether to abolish the State Income Tax, the second is whether to de-criminalize the possession of a small amount of marijuana and the third is whether to abolish Greyhound racing. It was a very fast process. Dh and I probably spent a total of 10 minutes inside the polling place. Pretty painless.
This is Google's logo today. Isn't it cute? At first I thought 'why do they have laundry hanging'? LOL Anyway, I am so glad that this whole election thing is ending today. There were a lot of VERY negative ADs on TV, I'm referring to the senate race in New Hampshire. My goodness, can you imagine hearing it every single day for months now? It is disheartening. I'm also glad that I wouldn't (fingers crossed) hear the women at The View argue endlessly. I don't know why but Elizabeth Hasselbeck's voice is irritating me. She always gives me a headache, no kidding.


So that's it for now. The waiting game begins.

9 comments:

  1. tapos na pala kayo, kami hindi pa dahil nagising kaming lahat late, I show the sample ballot at school yesterday when the children cast their vote for president. I only see one person running for republican and most of them is democrats which is I don't understand. we will vote ??? for that. Most of my friends vote for Republican.

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  2. @Lanie
    Oh yeah, we wanted to vote early and not deal with crowds later in the day. With regards to who each person decide to vote for, this is what's great about the USA and democracy in general. Anyone is free to choose who they want to vote for. Just because a person does not share the same views does not mean they are lesser of a person than you. We all need to be tolerant of the views of others, right or wrong. This is a free country and I am glad to live in it. :o)

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  3. That's good Babette! Dana voted very early in the morning too... He arrived at the polling place before the voting started at 7AM, but there was already a line there, good thing he got to work before 8.

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  4. Hello te? mustamos?? vote kita te

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  5. Obama leading..naku mukhang magkakaron na nang first black american president...magiging legal na abortion dyan pag nagkataon Mama Beth?

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  6. I actually can't wait until tomorrow. All the ads and crap will be gone. The only thing I will have to hear about is who won and how many people turned up to vote.

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  7. I voted too! i went after work around 5 i think... and it was quick IN and OUT ... i was 1105 in our precint. can't wait the results!

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  8. Yes, Obama won! I voted at mid-day and it was really easy too.

    Same here EH of the View annoys me to the core, But I'm sure they will still talk about politics at least for this week. I can't wait to see her reaction that her party lost ;-).

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