Did You Vote Today? Discuss!


It's an historical election day. No doubt about it. But that's causing some long lines and other issues associated with large turnouts. So, ladies, if you voted today please share your experience by clicking on comments. We would love to hear about how things went for you!

7 comments:

teejay said...

I voted early this morning in Maryland. Although the line was long, it did move rather quickly. I was really moved by the historic nature of this election---that a long-awaited dream for many of my friends and family had finally come to pass. I wanted to take in every moment of my experience this morning so that I could remember it and pass it on to my neices and godchildren. I want them to understand the importance of this day for Americans overall, and for those of African descent especially.

bcc93 - Pamela said...

We had early voting but I just didn't feel right voting early. I am the kind of person that reads the last page in a book first. I have to know how the movie ends.....so I could not see myself voting early to wait 2 weeks for the outcome.
I got up at 5am (normal time) but I skipped my morning lounge time and got dressed with my husband and daugter. Hubby early voted on Sunday so he took Kendal to daycare. I got to the polls around 6:55 and there was a long line. I parked and got in line. There was an elderly lady that was walking with a cane and she got in line behind me. I asked her if she wanted to go ahead of me and she declined. She said "Baby you look like you got to go to work. I aint got nothing to do but garden today so I'm going to stand in this line. HE said He who is last shall be first and he who is first shall be last." She then started to hum. My granny used to hum like that. How I wish she could see this day....but in my heart I know she can see.....
I prayed before I cast my vote and after. I got to my car and prayed again. I drove to work crying. It seemed as if every song on the radio was speaking our stuggle. I just feel so overwhelmed with emotion today.

wed052006 said...

I got in line 10 minutes before the polls opened today in Maryland and although the line was long, and it took a little over an hour to vote and get out of the building, the time really flew by! Everyone in line was in such good spirits, just chit chatting, sharing their life stories, talking politics (in a friendly way!)and even sharing umbrellas with each other when a little light rain hit the area... Before we knew it we were at the booth casting our votes. And I couldn't keep the grin off of my face because I am so happy to see this day!!!

Dana said...

I live in Ohio and I did early voting. Even though I did not go today, it was still an emotional moment. On today, I work for the Obama campaign, which has been a treat and moving in itself. I now sit here, with my stomach turning since the polls are now starting to close. I pray to God that America made the right choice.

African-American Brides said...

I was praying, too! My wait wasn't too bad. I stood in line with my iPod and was ready for the worst. But it was less than an hour even though the line was long. Once I got inside it was lightning fast. Now I'm watching the returns on CNN and MSNBC.

Anonymous said...

I voted about a week ago. I was only in line for about 15 minutes, but I live in a small town. I kept smiling and smiling while in line. It was such a good feeling.

spelken said...

I took my 4 month old to vote today. We went as a family along with my husband. I even woke up my little one and held him so that he could see me select the names. The best part was I touched his hand to cast the ballot. I wish we could have done it together but it was HIS finger that cast the ballot for the 1st AA president. I hope he'll share the memory with his grandchildren about how much it meant to his mommy for him to do that...

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