02. November 2004 · Comments Off on And it’s done. · Categories: General, Politics

I went, I stood in line, I gave freshly-baked brownies to the poll-workers, and I voted. Georgia has computerized machines now (we may have had them for awhile, I don’t know – this is the first election I’ve voted in, here). The machines worked, and the process was simple and easy to follow. The text on the screen was big enough for my eyes to see it without my glasses, which is always a plus.

My total time for the process was about 20-30 minutes. I spent the time visiting with the other folks in line, and found a fellow Buckeye standing right next to me. All was peaceful, civil, and harmonious. One gentleman was hesitant about the new machines, telling me that he knew nothing about computers. I assured him that if he could use an ATM machine, he could use this one. I hope he did ok. I forgot to check on him when I was done. But they had poll-workers hovering around, just waiting to help people, so I’m sure he was fine.

The best part of the day for me was seeing how many folks had brought their kids along, to watch mom/dad participate in the most important duty and privilege of citizenship.

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