First Person: Early Voting Not Without Long Lines

Yahoo Contributor Network
First Person: Early Voting Not Without Long Lines

View gallery


Yahoo! News is asking readers and voters to share brief anecdotes and photos from around the campaign trail that showcase the election in its waning days.

FIRST PERSON | LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. -- I voted early -- way early. In fact, it was still dark when I arrived at the polls on Saturday, for the second time.

The line on Friday was extremely long. I was hungry so decided to go get something to eat… but on the way back to the polls there was major gridlock from an accident. So I distanced myself from the traffic, arguing with the stubborn GPS-voice-lady. Then, having extricated myself, I discovered a voice mail from a kindly Democrat reminding me to vote early…

So bright and early I arrive the second time only to discover the line is twice as long as the day before! It was Disney-like, snaking back on itself. This is the second line facing away from the polling entrance.

Finally, finished voting a couple of hours later. (Ignore the Romney bumper sticker in the photo.)

View Comments (1)