We live in a very small community. We don't even have a red light and most of the roads are dirt. Mom and I went to the volunteer fire department to vote. In all my 26 years of living in our community I have never had to wait in line to vote.
Today when I turned on the street to the fire department I saw cars and lots of them. Mom and I found a parking spot on the side of the road a good two blocks away by city standards. People were lined up all the way to the street waiting to get in. I counted 43 ahead of me in line. After standing in line about 30 minutes a van drove up from the supervisors of elections. He got out of the van and proceeded to unload 4 more voting booths. The line moved faster after more booths arrived. It still took Mom and I more than an hour.
I saw more young people waiting in line to vote than I ever have seen before. I don't know if this was a good sign or not. Entire families were there mid morning so I wondered if most of them were jobless and were voting for someone promising job growth or were they in line to vote for more foodstamps and unemployment.
I am proud of the amount of people who cast their vote in our community. I just hope and pray it was for the right person.