Tuesday, November 4

Election Day 2008

Matt and I voted today shortly before the polls were closed. Luckily, there was not a line because the boys were sitting quietly in the hall just outside the room. We accepted some bumper stickers and what-not from a woman outside the church on our way in, but when we entered the room to vote a woman took them from us and when we were finished voting Matt asked to have them back and the woman acted like she didn't know what he was talking about. "Stickers for what?" When he explained that he was looking for the bumper stickers that she had taken from us she had to retrieve them from the trash! I didn't mind that they had taken them away from us, but did she really have to throw them away? Geez, what would they have done if I had worn a campaign t-shirt? Ha! Really though, I w as a bit perturbed by that. I'm not even sure I understand why they had to take them. I had them where you couldn't even see the name on them and we weren't flaunting them to persuade the zero other voters in the room. Oh well, I know there were much worse circumstances today and we did get our votes in. That's the most important thing. Anyone else have any interesting instances while voting today?

Edit: Oh I forgot to mention... Did anyone see the adorable Google logo for today's election? I just love how they change them for different seasons, holidays, and what-not. Here was today's version:

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  1. I think it's more so that if one of the personnel sees your button, etc. that they can't alter your vote somehow by not submitting it or giving you trouble or something. I don't know why she would throw it away though?

    I did like the google picture :)

  2. That's a point I hadn't thought of - though they don't even get to TOUCH your ballot. Oh well, it really wasn't a huge deal. I was just surprised by it more than anything.

    Did you vote... Did you vote!?

  3. I did vote :) at Andi's grade school, lol.

    I think it was probably started when they had more control over the ballots, but they could still hassel you when you get there. Like say you need something that you really don't... you get the idea :)


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