Today, just for today, I have nothing on my mind but getting to the polls to vote. I hope that is on your mind, too.
In Heath we voted at the Community Hall, in the handicapped accessible downstairs which is also the Senior Center. A lot goes on at the Community Hall, Senior Lunches, Food Coop distribution, meetings, forums, parties – and voting. We use a low tech approach, using a ‘machine’ that counts the number of ballots, but real people have to count the votes at the end of the day. We don’t have to worry about hanging chads, or power outages, just about keeping the voting crew well fed all day.
I was the 68th voter at about 9:30 this morning, but four others were right behind me. Alli, who was checking voters as they came in, said she thought we might be setting some kind of record for early voting. I don’t think we have any more than 500 registered voters in our town of 800 residents.
Have you voted?