Last time I early voted in Palm Beach County, FL, I waited in line for close to 4 hours. Tonite in Denver, just 55 minutes.
In FL, when I finally got my absentee ballot (had to go the the Supervisor of Elections office to get it since I never got one in the mail despite 2 requests) I opened up the envelope to find...guess what...an absent absentee ballot. The envelope was empty. Good old FL voting hi-jinks.
My voting machine in Denver was a breeze and I was happy to see the paper trail.
I've voted in every election since I turned 18, save for the one time we were stationed in VA and I missed the deadline for an absentee ballot.
To me and this is ONLY my 2 cents, voting is one of the most important rights we have as citizens. Voting is a privledge and an honor. And people that don't vote. I just don't get it or them.
Phone banked last night and tonite for the Ed Perlmutter campaign. It's a very gratifying thing to do. Hearing the greatful voters that thanked me for calling to remind them to vote was the icing on the cake.
After the 2000 debacle, I promised myself I would never ever sit on the sidelines again when it came to elections. We have too much at stake to lose. Nowhere is that more apparent then right here in our own backyard.