Hey gang! How’s your Election Day going?
Mine started at 6:15 a.m. when I got in line. I was behind about 50 people. Our polls opened up here in NC at 6:30. My polling place experience went well, outside of the diehard Democrats behind me gushing about the DNC Convention and how they hated Chick-fil-A. The poll workers were efficient, made sure to tell people that voting straight party ticket did not include the Presidential race nor “non-partisan” races like District Court Judge, etc. Once I got inside the door I was out in about half an hour. Everyone seemed surprisingly pleasant given the line and how cold it was this morning.
Polls close here in NC at 7:30. Here is the link to voting results for NC as they come in. Raleigh’s WRAL has a sweet interactive US electoral map where you can click on each state without leaving the page to see the voting totals.
How was your experience? Let me know what you’re hearing and seeing on the ground. Oh, and IGNORE “exit polls” and VOTE!
You can catch me on Twitter tonight with updates. My main account is @sistertoldjah – there is a widget you can follow on the right side of this page of my tweets. I also have a back-up account in case Twitter cuts me off for an hour due to too much tweeting: @SisterTwitmo. Hope to see you there!!