Voting Is a Simple Experience

Voting can be such a simple experience.

I voted this morning at my regular district and to my surprise there were no big lines.

No pushing or shoving or inconveniences to voting.

The electronic voting machines were working.

People were pretty quiet and stoic. 

No outward show of feelings for either candidate.

I did get a robo call urging me to vote today after I got home, but other than that it seemed like an ordinary day.

Our polling place did not even look like one.

Someone driving fast will miss it.

It was missing its signature U.S. Flags and sinage on the door.

Except for spare candidate signs you could not tell it is a voting place.

But voting is fairly simple, months before we receive sample ballots in the mail with the listing of candidates and the columns in which they will appear.

We also get to see the public questions where voters vote Yes or No to the use of funds.

This year for the first time the ballot included the candidates for the School Board elections in communities where the board is elected. 

The presidential and local elections were combined to save efforts and taxpayers money.

All in all its a very simple process of pressing buttons.

But, be aware, "don't cast your vote until you have made all your desire selections," as noted on the ballot.

Once you press "vote" its done. The friendly chime reminds you you are finished.

I visited neighboring Cranford where workers and still making repairs from the damage sustained by City Hall during Hurricane Irene, and voters were making it in to vote although without power, but functioning voting booths thanks to generators.

Again no big crowds observed.

Let's see what tonight brings.

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