Election Day

November 2, 2004

I toddled over to the polling station at about 10:15AM; it took about an hour, due to what seemed like pretty high voter turnout. The precinct seemed kind of understaffed, and there did not appear to be an election judge. They didn’t give you a choice of paper or electronic ballot — I had to ask for paper, the default was a touchscreen machine. There were only 5 machines, and especially with all the seniors it seemed like it was taking people a really long time to vote. I’m really hoping that people aren’t discouraged from voting by the long lines.