Presidential Primary

I voted last night in the Maryland primary. I left work a little early in order to avoid the long lines they were warning about. As it turns out, there was no line when I got to my polling place, at just before 4 PM. In fact, it took me 2 minutes to vote, and that includes the time from when I set foot in the building, to when I left.

I voted for Obama, who ended up sweeping the “Potomac” states.

Interestingly enough, it started icing (raining ice, for you West Coasters) at about the time I voted. I thought nothing of it, as I was a quarter of a mile from home. But as it turns out, it made traffic a nightmare. So much so that the Powers That Be decided to keep the Maryland polls open until 9:30 PM so that people stuck in traffic could vote.

This morning, when I left for work, it was still icing pretty badly, but it was very early (4:55 AM) and there was no one on the roads so I made it to the metro station in one piece. Listening to people here in the office, I’m so glad I take the train. I nicely avoid all of the horror stories.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.