What day is it?


We figured there were about 200 people in line (including at the voting booths) when we arrived at 9:10 am. Folks were pretty quiet, reading or doing stuff with iPhones. I only heard one person talking on the phone. I love our polling place at the Ponce library; there were discard magazines and books set out for those in line to browse!

It took about an hour to get to the voting booth. Long ballot, with 3 amendments, multiple judge slots (most unopposed), and miscellaneous homestead exemptions (by locale). I went over the summary carefully to make sure the electronic machine (apparently) was registering what I intended. We didn’t walk around to the opposite side of the building to see if the line was longer or shorter when we left.

So, with all the early voting (both absentee and in-person) can we really call this Election Day? Maybe Polls-Close Day? Or Ballot-Counting Day?


  1. jcb says:

    We could call it ‘the Finish Line…day.’

  2. kayak woman says:

    I was dreading the long lines today. But the weather was great and one of my best friends from when the kids were in grade school (my polling place) was behind me in line!!! How lucky is that? I’ll probably blahg it all when I get home from work.

  3. Mary Jo & Robert says:

    It’s kind of anti-climactic here in Progressive Oregon with the mail-in ballots. We have about two weeks with ballot in hand to ponder the government supplied voter pamphlet which contains all the language of the ballot measures and the arguments for and against, as well as a short comment from all candidates. We can turn off the TV (if we have one) and pay attention to the issues and decide based on well thought out arguments (some of them anyway). I always had to bring a crib sheet into the voting booth in the past.