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I voted yesterday

Well, I did my civic duty yesterday. I Voted.

But this post is not going to be a riff about the politicians who are representing us in this Sham of a Popularity  contest we call an Election. Nope, I am going to say, "Thank you," to the ones who have volunteered their free time to help our democracy elect another set of people to represent the needs and desires of this wonderful country in which we live.

Truthfully, I really have no idea what it is that the volunteers have to go through in order to qualify to help at the polls, nor do I understand all of the technical details to run the election/polling stations. What I do know is this: I walked into the early polling station at 8:05 on a Saturday morning and walked out by 8:30 after having completed my voting responsibilities.

I walked in with a fist full of mail showing my new address, all the while expecting to have to prove my new living address even though I have not updated my driver's license. The very nice lady looked up at me and said, "No worries, just tell me how long have you been at your new address?" Two weeks was my reply. With that, she told me that nothing had to be changed and I was good to go for voting.

Despite all the confusion and North Carolina's voting regulations, and probably due the The Superior Court, I was able to vote with no problem. For the most part, I attribute that to a well educated volunteer staff which helps to make our democracy.

Thank you for your service, to all of volunteers at all of our polling stations.

olc

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