We went and voted early this morning.
We both voted for Obama, though I think you could probably have already guessed (hint: it’s not the party that wants to take away women’s rights) that if you read this blog with any regularity. Well, before recent events anyway.
We discovered that one of the early polling places was the library where we regularly go, and where I had some books waiting for me in the pickup section. I had requested them a week ago and magically they appeared in my email, telling me to come get them in 6 days or I’d never see them again. “Two birds with one stone!” said Mister E this morning.
I was particularly pleased to see that our library was one of the places because it meant I was much less likely to have a panic attack in a room full of strange people, and by extension that I wouldn’t need to take an Ativan to get through the process. Although we almost did need drugs to get us through the parking lot situation and the rain.
The line wasn’t very long but I worried the whole time because we didn’t have our voting cards. I didn’t want to get up there and be turned away, but it ended up not being a problem because we had our driver’s licenses. They scanned them and I was all set to get in front of a machine that looked like a giant PIN pad with no stylus.
I’m not sure I trust those voting machines and I know that since I live in Texas I basically walked through water and mud for no reason in regards to the Presidential Election, but we also voted on a number of things including judges and tax assessors, many of which had only Green or Libertarian candidates going against the Republicans.
So yup, we voted. Which means that if the other guy wins we officially have license to bitch for the next four years. Democracy!