I sneaked out of the office at 10 AM and headed over to my polling place in hopes that the lines would not be long. I was in luck. It took me seven minutes to go through the line and vote. It took me longer to do the round-trip to the polling place. I was told that first thing this morning, the lines were 90 minutes, and they would probably be up there again after work today. So I guess I came at the right time.
What a thrill it was to check the Obama-Biden box on my (electronic) ballot. Never before, in any election that I have voted in, was I so excited by a candidate. I can only imagine that this is how people felt when voting for John F. Kennedy back in 1960.
Otherwise, I voted the straight Democratic ticket, and then for a few measures for the city and county of Arlington.
I was back in the office at about 10:30.