The poll workers were very friendly. The woman monitoring the ballot box thanked each of us for voting—and sounded like she meant it.
We were far from alone. As we were leaving, Liesl said, “It’s really busy here today!”
I’m glad people are taking their responsibilities as citizens seriously. Every year when I vote, it washes off a little of my generational cynicism. It feels good.
One of the reasons for my smile in this picture—in addition to the kindness of the poll-worker who volunteered to snap it—was that I had just done my first write-in vote. I voted for one of the smartest, most responsible, most competent people I know.
And yes, we both got “I voted” stickers.
So what about you? Have you voted yet?