Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Voter 357

School Boy and I have been away - we took a trip... to vote, among other things. Here is SB putting my ballot in the box at 8:45 am. We have paper ballots which are all individually counted after voting closes. I was the 357th voter. I know this because our town box (which has been used for over 100 years!) keeps track. You put the ballot in there and the person working the box cranks the handle on the side; a little bell rings and the counter goes up a number. Here is a more detailed photo of the box - up at vote #359 in this photo.

All in all - it took us less than 5 minutes to vote. There was no line, plenty of parking and even snacks. They were nice about the photos too! But 2 days to drive down there, and 2 days to drive back. Let me just say... it is a l-o-n-g trip, but thankfully we had good driving weather. So if you were wondering what we were up to... busy as usual.

It is good to be back, ahhhh!

And - a photo of a Cape Cod beach we visited while away.


Lindah said...

Thank you for making that long trip to vote! ....from the seaside photo...I can understand why you were glad to get back...if for no other reason. Wow! Just looking at that photo is like taking a mini-vacation.


bingo~bonnie said...

what an intresting ballot box! I have never seen one like that. So glad you posted a photo ;) We vote on paper too... but our box isn't anyhting as nice as the one they use at your poll.

Happy early Thanksgiving in case i don't make it back around before then... lots to do here before we leave for KY. ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Jeanne said...

Oh, that ballot box is wonderful -- a little bit of Americana!