Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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So I got back from voting. Quite the experience.

The line was only about 15 minutes long, but that's huge for the middle of the day in a very small precinct; this is one where there is usually zero wait. Four years ago, at the same time of day, they had recorded 53 votes by that point; at the time I voted today, they were at over 125.

Good thing I had all four forms of identification: two picture IDs (one with signature- expired learner's permit), my signed voter registration card, and a bank statement. All of it was demanded form me before I got to vote Misourri's butterfly ballot.

It wasn't that hard to figure out, and my punch card did not show signs of hanging chad. Punch cards are, in my opinion, one of the better votomatic arrangements- butterfly ballots make me look twice to make sure I'm hitting the right hole (I don't like consecutive blocks of active locations), but it's not really a big deal.

What was was how huge the ballot is; it took all but two columns on the card. There were the usual races, plus "Shall we fire these judges?" nine times, "Shall we fire their assistants?" the same number of times, and I didn't dare abstain for fear of an undervote discard. I voted mostly Democratic party line; the notable exceptions were the two I remember proudly advertising how they promised to "defend the sanctity of marraige". And hence the Libertarians got a pair of votes from me.

So... not much to say. I eat lunch now.

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