Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I voted! Now I am looking forward to watching the show.

Leave it to me to rattle the nerves of the assistant manning the voter booth when I snapped a picture of my district's voting booth signs.

She said to me with fear in her voice, "NO! You cannot do that!" I asked if I could take a picture or video of my vote in the polling booth.

All of the volunteers who heard me ask looked like deer in the headlights of an oncoming tractor trailer.

They alerted me that police were called in the voting area earlier while a man was recording a video of the room.

I had never heard of rules that didn't allow it, so I was just taking a chance.

Well, I just smiled and asked if they could make sure that I really could not snap a picture of my own vote within the booth.

A man wearing a curly wig was called over and he called someone at "headquarters" and asked if a voter could take a picture inside of the poll.

He was so uptight, but I kept smiling.

I figured that the worst that would happen is that he would just find out that I couldn't do it after all.

Well after holding up the line and letting my neighbor go before me, the man still on hold, wearing the curly wig said "No pictures alright?"


The lady assisting the voters, was practically holding the curtain open to see if I was taking a picture or not. She also enjoyed looking in at those who went in to vote before me...

Luckily I was tall enough to block her.

I voted

I am happy that I went.

It is always fun for me.

ALWAYS exciting!

Whether who I like best wins or not.


girl_gone_thread_wild said...


Here's to making a DIFFERENCE,

and making THAT vote count!

(raising my glass of WATER)

xo, Monica :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

yay for voting! if I could have, I would have done it ten times. :)

it's comical that wanting to snap a photo of your exercised right to vote could cause such a stir ...