Not Your Ordinary Electshun

Today was different. I went to the polls at 8AM just like I normally do. Typically there are no people waiting in line. NONE. Today there were 200 ahead of me. Standing in the rain. Excited. Ready to vote.

The precinct where I typically vote had 3,600 registered voters last election. Only 1,700 showed up to vote. This year over 4,600 are registered to vote for this general election. Most of those voting probably showed up prior to my arrival. In fact, prior to my vote the poll workers state they had already seen an increase of 17.5 % of voter turnout than the last election. WOW. Even though I mentioned yesterday that 1 in 4 Christians will not be voting, more people are voting in this general election than ever before.

Today was different. I did not choose between two caucasian men for the office of the president. I chose between an African American and a caucasian man. History will be made today. Either our country will elect its first African American president or our country will elect its very first caucasian female as vice president.

If you voted today, thanks. Starbucks thanks you too.

So tell me your election day story. What was it like for you?

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3 Responses to “Not Your Ordinary Electshun”

  1. # Blogger Shawna

    i waited in line for about two hours-ish. I got there a little after 7 and left a little before 9...I played with my iPhone (shocker)to pass the time and broke an umbrella. good times....then went straight to Starbucks to get my free coffe. Ben and Jerry's and Krispy Kreme are a bit out of my way to get to conveniently.  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    i didn't wait at all...

    starbucks has to give everyone coffee... even if they exercised their right to NOT vote b/c it's illegal to reward citizens for voting apparently.  

  3. # Blogger Terrace Crawford

    @Shawna - You cracked me up on the iPhone comment.
    @TLA - Good point. Oh well, at least we felt like it we were special.  

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