Election day, part 2

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.

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.