Voting - So Easy!
By Kimberley on Nov 04, 2008
Today marks my first Presidential Elections!   Cool!   And wow!   Such an easy process in my little town in central New Hampshire.
It's a 4 minute drive to the Town Hall.   Plenty of parking out front.   Then a short walk past campaign sign holders who only said, "Thank you for voting", and made no attempts to push their favourite candidates.   So friendly and polite.
I walked straight to A-F registration desk person, announced myself as Brown, then remembered I'm actually Edelmann (oops), and was handed my one page paper ballot.
I went straight to one of 8 booths, only half of which were occupied.   Picked up the pencil and quickly went down the page....   Tick, tick, tick....
From there, I walked straight to the A-F completion desk person, stated "Edelmann" correctly, on the first try I would like to add, and walked a few more feet to the ballot collection box, and dropped mine in.
Done.   All totalled, the process within the Town Hall took about 3 minutes, if that.   Small town.   Gotta love it !   Such a pleasant & easy experience.
Had it not been for running into friends and neighbours with whom Georg and I simply had to say hello and chat with a bit, the whole experience, home, there, and back home again, would have taken less than 15 minutes.
But with perfect warm sunny weather, we found ourselves chatting with fellow town folk, and then went next door to the local restaurant for breakfast and, yes, some more chatting with other locals who were doing the same thing.
My first Presidential Election.   It feels good.   And such a pleasure!   And, according to Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, the big thing to do today.