For the last week, I have driven past early voting sites and have seen the lines snaking around the buildings. I have watched people park their cars in overcrowded lots and walk great distances to stand in line. The eager voters patiently waited in line sometimes for a few hours to get their vote in early. I have looked at those lines. I have wanted to go ahead and vote, but I didn't.
This morning I didn't vote because I spent some time taking care of things around the house. This afternoon, instead of voting, I took my son and a friend roller skating. So at 5:30 when my husband got home, I still hadn't voted. We drove to our polling place together, expecting to stand in line for a while.
No line. No parking problems. We sailed in, cast our ballots, and sailed back out again. The whole process took about 10 minutes.
So, thanks to all of you Georgians who voted early! Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated!
In 2012, I promise to vote early and take one for the team.
At least I promise to think about it.
5 years ago