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 @ Why Girls Are Weird 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.

Anonymous 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! :)

Unknown 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 @ Professors_Wife 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 @ It's Blogworthy 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!