Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Election Day!

Today the primary election is being held in my home state. Since the age of 18, I have worked in every primary and general election and today is no different. This year I'm a poll clerk. Wish me good luck! Because I have to report to my assigned voting location at 5:30am and will be sitting in a chair (please let it be padded!) until 7:30pm 

Usually it's a lot of fun. I get to meet complete strangers and spend the day working with them. It's always interesting meeting new people and of course I usually end up seeing someone I know who comes in to vote. I'm also taking a book to read. I'd hate to be stuck there and have nothing to do if the turnout ends up being low. 

So if you live in a state that's having a primary Election today, don't forget to get out there and vote! 

20 comments:

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I miss getting to work on stuff like that... it's too hard living in WI because all the political stuff is on the other side of the state.

I remember ditching a class in high school so I could go vote - when I later explained to my English teacher why I hadn't been in class he was so happy that I was excited to vote that he didn't even mind me missing his class, lol.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Ours is June 8th! I have never volunteered to work at anything like this but with my recent interest in politics I just might! Have fun! :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

What a great thing to do yearly! I am impressed with your willingness to help your city!!

allissa said...

I love working the elections! Have fun!

Nicole said...

Good Luck! I always try to get out there and vote, but I need to change my polling station! Happy Election Day! :)

allissa said...

Also, I left you something on my blog! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm a horrible voter. I probably shouldn't admit than in my 10 almost 11 eligible voting years...I've only gone twice.

I hang my head in shame.

ens24 said...

good luck!

Breadwinner Wife said...

That's really cool that you work elections! Hope you get to meet some cool people! :)

Kelly Marie said...

GOOD LUCK!!!

Summer said...

Girly don't you worry the hubs and I are gonna go vote after he gets off of work! What polls did you work? What area did you live in WV? I think it is so fun to meet someone on here from WV 'cause you don't see to many of us a bloggin from here LOL....

xoxo
Summer :0)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Good luck! :)

samnhal said...

Wow, go you working the elections. I'm one of those bad people who barely remembers to vote in the smaller elections. Way to be active about it.

Steph S. said...

That's awesome - I have wanted to do that for the last few years here in Athens County! Maybe i will volunteer next Election Day. I LOVE strangers, there are some great people out there! Hope you had fun :)

Aimee said...

Ive never helped on election day. I havw helped in campaigning but never election. I should.

Good for you... Long day though

Amanda said...

Good for you!! That's great that you volunteer your time like that. I alwyas think it's important to go vote...it's your responsibility!

Kelly and Sara said...

I agree! It's important to vote in every election and a lot of people don't realize it!

JG said...

I would love to be a poll clerk! The ones at my polling station were always so nice. And sometimes have donuts for us :) Our primaries aren't till June, with runoffs in July. So a ways to go, yet :) Enjoy!

Ashley said...

That sounds like fun!! Good job on doing your civic duty! You ROCK!!

Katie said...

good luck working! That should be fun!