Elections 2010

So I was very excited last Monday to vote for the first time. Lucky for me, my precint was located at the local school just two blocks away from my apartment. At 6:20am I was already at the school. They weren’t letting voters in yet so I waited outside the gate with my fellow eager beavers. At 7:45 they opened the gates and I went in and couldn’t find my cluster. I looked up and realized that I was at the high school when I was supposed to be at the elementary school.  Brilliant. Good thing the elementary school was just next door. So I went there, found my precint, and waited in line. I was number 24 so it took a few more minutes before I got to vote. By 8:00am, I was already walking home. Easy peasy.

I’m so thankful I didn’t have a hard time. Others had to wait for hours and endure the heat and all that. I guess it paid that I was early. Maybe if I didn’t wait outside the wrong school I would’ve finished earlier. Hah. Note to self: always check that you’re at the right location.

So it’s two days later and the partial results are unbelievable. I can’t believe that a once ousted president is in second place. Holy crap. His running for presidency was part of what convinced me to beat the registration deadline. I wanted to make sure that my vote was one vote for someone other than him or the other dubious candidates.  It’s just so unbelievable that he still has so many supporters.  It’s also unbelievable that the politician-actors are leading the senatorial race. Goodness.

Anyway, looks like we have a new president. I didn’t vote for him, but at least it’s not the other guy. When they have counted the last ballot and the official announcement is in, he will be my president. I wish him and all the new leaders good luck and I hope he leads this country to progress.  On my part, I will do nothing but try to be a good citizen.  Hopefully everyone else will too.