Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I Heart Early Voting

It's the second day of early voting in the great state of Texas, where the deer and the antelope play, and we're considered too red for the presidential candidates to fight much over. Thank God.

Yesterday was by far the highest turnout ever seen here for the first day of early voting. There were about 20 people this afternoon voting when I stopped by, but there were plenty of machines and no lines.

Early voting is a wonderful thing. In Texas, you can vote at any of the early voting locations in your county and voting hours are scheduled at nights and on weekends, too. Officials expect about one third of all votes to be cast early.

It is so much easier and more convenient to vote early than to fight the crowds on November 4, that I don't know why everyone doesn't vote early. This is particularly true in our precinct where intrepid voters have to traverse the local high school's student parking lot in order to vote in the auditorium. A word to the wise: don't try to vote between 7:15 and 7:30 am or between 2:30 and 2:45 pm.

Now that I've voted early, I'm not listening to any of the candidates anymore.

~fingers in ears~

"La, La, La. I can't HEAR you!"


cheesehead said...

I voted today, too!

John Shuck said...

As did I and just posted about it! It is a good feeling to have that done with.

zorra said...

It's on my to-do list for this week! Yes, early voting is one of the many blessings of living in Texas! :)

Jan said...

I'm going to vote either on Thursday or Friday.

sherry said...

Early voting is also a blessing in Louisiana and my fingers are now firmly implanted into my ears.

esperanza said...

I heart early voting, too. Went on Tuesday. A nice little crowd, but no lines. I do wonder if they could make it any more inefficient, but as long as they offer early voting, vote early I will. And I'd love to put my fingers in my ears throughout the news, but my spouse has not early voted and keeps on watching. Sigh.