Election day today! After three-and-a-half hours standing in line outside in the cold (temps in the mid-30s), I'm happy to report that I have fulfilled my civic responsibility and participated in this democratic experiment. I missed a half-day of work, but with Virginia being a key battle-ground state, I think it was well worth it -- every vote here counts. Now we wait to see how it all shakes out.
|View of the line after one hour of waiting|
|The blessing of voting at a public library: They entertain you with carts of books.|
|News coverage (I think she was reporting in Arabic)|
|At long last!|
|I would have had to wait for another 20 minutes or so for an electronic booth or a paper booth |
with a privacy screen, but then the lady said I could just fill out a paper ballot against the wall without a
privacy screen. Praised be!