Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't Forget to Vote!

I know it would be hard to forget to vote today, with all the media coverage and community excitement, but don't wait for the last minute. Lines may be long in some places.

Workmen started ripping up the street in front of our polling place yesterday. It's the elementary school across the street. The jackhammer started at 8AM this morning, and they blocked the street in front of the polling entrance. The police came by, but I heard the jackhammer again a few minutes ago, so I don't think it was stopped. We are going to vote in about half an hour, and I will check it out. I'm gonna call the local TV station and the Mayor's office if they are blocking the entrance. If it isn't deliberate, it sure sends the message that it might be.

Update: We were able to vote without issue at about 11:30 AM, and the construction does not block foot access to the polling place, but the road in front of it is closed, and that ain't right, on election day. The Poll watcher told me an official protest had been lodged, and they were waiting for a response. It's a UGI crew, a natural gas utility, but it is not an emergency.

4 comments:

Verde said...

Wow, blocking the entrance to a polling place? Do tell how it goes!

Hausfrau said...

Apparently here in Oklahoma City, TPTB saw fit to close part of a major artery street (South Western) the day before the election. Great judgement, guys. Could you just not wait TWO DAYS?

LisaZ said...

That is NOT RIGHT! Who made that decision? This should get to be a Big Story, at least locally for you guys. Grrrrr....

eunice said...

hehh! looks like the authorities are catching onto your quest for world domination and are trying to prevent your vote from counting. but hell hath no fury like a woman road-blocked from her polling place...particularly if her name is Matriarchy.