Civic Duty

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Today I'm off to do my civic duty by acting as a poll judge for the primaries here in Douglas County. It's going to be a long day, as I have to report by 6:00 A.M., and the polls will not close until 6:00 P.M. Then we have to reconcile the ballots and such. Who knows what time I'll be getting home.

No cameras, computers, cell phones or other modern technologies are permitted in the polling place, so I'll be incommunicado for the duration.

As usual, help yourself to the chocolate and beer. Except for the yummy chocolates given to me by my new meat-friend Jeri. I'm afraid I'll be bogarting those.

9 comments:

Cindi in CO said...

For me, voting is a breeze. I walk out the back door of the shop, cross the alley, and step into City Hall, where it takes me 5 minutes to complete the process.

Benefits of being a Country Mouse.

Jim Wright said...

"Meat-Friend?"

I don't see that catching on, unless your friend is made out of lunch meat or something. I've met Jeri though, and I don't think she's full of baloney. Just saying.

Meet-friend, maybe.


And the captcha verification word is unbelievably annoying today: xgchwuuoii WTF?

Jim Wright said...

And voting? I'm with Cindi. I drive to the school, no lines, chat with the volunteer ladies. Have a cookie. Vote. Have another cookie. Home. Five minutes.

Jeri said...

Meatspace -> meat-friend, plus, we bonded over mongolian *beef*.
I've heard it referred to as F2F friend, or IRL friend (in real life) but that implies that the friends I have that I have not met yet are not real - and I certainly consider the rest of the UCF real friends, just ones that I haven't shook hands with or hugged yet. There probably isn't an elegant term for it. LOL

Voting for me is opening the #%)#&# junk mail, checking the boxes, and sending it back via my friendly neighborhood postal android.

Random Michelle K said...

Jeri, I call them "virtual friends" solely because I find it amusing to do so.

They're virtually my friends!

Random Michelle K said...

Also, when I was little, my parents would vote in a garage at someone's house just down the road.

kimby said...

No voting here for a while...at least I hope not. Depends on what those who hold the power decide. It COULD be this fall...or not.

Random Michelle K said...

Hello? Janiece? Everything OK? Is Boogie OK? We haven't heard from you in HOURS and HOURS!

Janiece Murphy said...

Civic Duty complete!

Long day, as i suspected, but I think the General Election will be much, much longer.

We ran through 100 votes - it 12 hours.

But I read 260 pages of my book!