I just voted in record time. I drove to the polling place, parked, voted, and returned home in 22 minutes – door to door.
The doors to the polling place were actually unlocked when I arrived 4PM. They had plenty of paper. And both the voting machine and scanner worked.
I encountered none of the problems I experienced during the last election.
In fact, there seemed to be twice as many machines as they had then. And there were no lines! Gee, I wonder where all those machines came from and why they actually worked. But I guess we will never know. The county is still fighting to keep those records secret.
The lack of major malfunctions seemed to have everyone in courteous and pleasant moods.
I like the new system – which is actually the old system – where elected officials are in charge of elections instead of appointed screwups with no experience.
Let’s hope our luck holds and the next ten days are like today.
For More Information
A wide variety of information about the election can be found at HarrisVotes.com. For instance:
- To learn what’s on your particular ballot, just fill in your address here.
- To learn where you can cast your ballot, see this page.
- Early voting continues through November 3 from 7AM to 7PM.
- Election Day is November 7 from 7AM to 7PM.
- Here are types of ID you can use to vote.
Here is a map of early voting locations in the northern part of the county.
Remember, we have county-wide voting now. So if by chance, you encounter a long line, you can vote at another location.
And remember to breathe when you check in. In the last election, a number of dead people voted. So, breathing is one of the screening tools now.
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