Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Me, 5 kids and 5 minutes

That was how I voted! I loaded the kids up in the wagon and we walked to the school so I could vote. I packed a diaper bag full of snacks and goodies to keep the troops happy if we had to wait. Surprisingly, where were very few cars in the parking lot. When I drove by at noon the lot was packed, so I was happy that we wouldn't have a terrible wait.

A nice man held the door open for me so I could pull the wagon in behind me. Everyone was very nice and not annoyed at all that my 5 kids were with me. They were pretty well behaved for the small space we had to stand in to vote. I didn't know we did the electronic voting here but it was so quick and easy, I loved it. Now let's just hope my vote doesn't get lost in cyberspace.

I voted on all 9 pages, submitted my vote and adorned my "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker. I was feeling very patriotic. Maybe that had to do with all the red, white and blue leis the kids and I were wearing. Either way, I felt like I had really made a difference. I am hopeful that this country will do what is right and not vote based solely on the party of their choice or the color of the candidates skin.


C. Beth said...

The leis are a great idea! Poll workers probably got a kick out of that.

Becky said...

Congratulations on your first votes! Good for you.

We still vote with pen & paper here in MN, but it seems like we're one of the last holdouts. Maybe next time, we'll have electronic voting here. Is there a way to make a correction if you accidentally pressed the wrong button?