06 November 2012

Duty Done ...

... and now the waiting begins.

Voting precincts in Alaska open at 7 a.m.; I arrived at 6:42 and was the fifth one there. The weather is chilly and windy, and we got a dusting of snow overnight, but nothing that affect anyone's ability to get to the polls.

When the doors opened, there were a dozen or so folks behind me. Cast my ballot and was pulling out of the lot at 7:11.

At that point, the lot was already full, with cars circling looking for parking spots. If nothing else, this has stirred up the so-called Silent Majority. I suspect they'll not be silent, today.

East Coast returns start coming in at 3 o'clock, our time, so the afternoon will be interesting. Local polls don't close until 8 p.m., so local results won't be known before 9:00.  Makes for a long wait, but it's worth it.

As another has already, vote like our nation's fate depends on it. Why? Because it does.


DR said...

I love that Alaska puts their flag on the election stickers. States rights, now and forever. Let's hope we kick the socialists out of the White House today.

ProudHillbilly said...

I'm leaving in a minute to do same. Daughter stood in line for 2 hours to vote.

Rev. Paul said...

DR, I'm right there with you, brother.

PH, I hope you didn't have to wait as long.

Sandy said...

It was a quick in and out at the polls.

Keads said...

Did my voting early but nice Alaska sticker!

Oh, the new profile pic is so fitting. And cool! MASH the push button to be heard!

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, that's a good thing. Our local election judges said it's been a steady stream all day.

Keads, thanks. I'm glad you like the communicator panel, too. :^)