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Vote! November 7, 2006

Filed under: .India,Day 07 — India @ 10:15 am
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Election Day

I drew as quickly as I could, but still the perspective shifted a little as I moved ahead in the line. And I had to draw the guy’s feet superfast—there was not a lot of deliberation going on in the booth today. The only delays were for technical difficulties.

I only have to walk four blocks to get to my voting place; it used to be even closer. A friend’s dad, who lives in Mobile, Alabama, has to drive almost thirty miles. Even though most of the population lives at one end of his county, the sole voting place was recently moved to the opposite end. Gee, do you think that might have an effect on what portion of the population votes? I dunno. Isn’t there a word for that?

I chose to draw my voting place, but others might want to participate in the Polling Place Photo Project. Had I been in the mood to whip out my camera, I would have photographed the lovely peeling numbers painted on the walls of the gymnasium we were in. Also, the hand-Sharpied “EXIT” over the door.

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5 Responses to “Vote!”

  1. India Amos Says:

    Also, thanks to whoever posted the Sam Fink interview to our del.icio.us account. That was lovely.

  2. kim Says:

    We vote by mail here. Sometimes I miss the voting booth, the sense of being a part of the community and the “I voted” sticker. The ballot comes in the mail, I can vote at my leisure and either mail it or drop it off at several drop boxes around town. I’d like to see other States adopt vote by mail.

  3. India Amos Says:

    Yes, I do like going to an actual place to vote. I like seeing the poll workers, one of whom has been working my district’s booth for as long as I’ve been in the neighborhood. Also, bake sale!

    There’s a happy buzz today of, “Hey! We’re doing something!” One woman found that she’d been omitted from the sign-in book, even though she’s been registered for years. She was very anxious to vote, though, and when she was told that she could still vote using an affidavit ballot, she plunked into the proffered chair with relief and grinned at everyone on line. “As long as it gets counted,” she said.

  4. dcovert Says:

    I went jogging this morning (yay for me!) but jogged past my polling place four times and didn’t realize until I was almost at work that today was Tuesday. (Boo for me!)

    As for the photo project, cameras are not allowed inside polling places in Florida. Not sure how that works elsewhere. . .

  5. India Amos Says:

    It varies from place to place. I don’t know if it’s legal in NYC, but I kind of assume so, since the project was started by designers here. Then again, most of the photos posted for New York so far are either taken inside the booth—which, obviously, they can’t see you doing—or outside the building. So, maybe not.


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