Super Tuesday Bummer

Yes, we all know what happened on Super Tuesday. It was not a good day. Oddly enough, I didn’t even feel that well all day. I’m sure my physical condition had nothing to do with the results of the election, but it was a rather strange coincidence.

My brother thinks I should decide who I don’t want to win and then vote for that person because whoever I put my support behind seems to always lose. Not sure I agree with his logic, but will consider it as I am not happy with my choices come November.

When Norm and I went to the polling place on Tuesday it was nice to see so many people there. Usually we get right in and don’t even stand in line, but this time we had a bit of a wait. That’s a good thing really because it means that people are exercising their right to vote. It was also great to see that they were following the rules and checking everyone’s identification prior to receiving a ballot. First you show your photo ID and a second source of identification (I used my sample ballot showing my voter registration info) to one person and then you wait in line for the next step. Another person has a large book of the voter registrations for our district. Once they find your name in the book you sign your name next to your registration info. This is the part I get nervous about because I never know what kind of ink pens they are going to have. If they get cheap ones then it’s going to be a horrible signature because I don’t have enough strength to push hard onto the paper when writing. Fortunately somebody smart made the ink pen purchases because it was a smooth flowing ink that came right out as I formed my signature in the book.

After that I received my ballot and took two seconds to mark it. In Arizona we use an old-fashioned system of a felt tipped ink marker pen to connect the lines next to the name of the person you are voting for. The high-tech part comes in when a scanner reads your ballot and tallies your vote. No hanging chads here or computer software glitches. If only the rest of life were so easy!

1 Comment

  1. Norm
    Feb 9, 2008

    Soon, you will only be allowed to vote if you have your own typewriter.