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I am not going to write who I voted for or anything like that. It is a personal thing and not something I need to write about on this blog. I was excited because this is the first time I was able to go to a polling place and actually vote in person rather than sending in an absentee ballot! My polling place was literally down the street. I knew the morning would be rough so I waited until around 11am, thinking I'd miss the pre-work voters and be there before the lunch rush. I was pretty wrong...
So I get inside and there are three lines, all divided by last name. A-H had about four people in it, S-Z was empty and I-R (my last name) was wrapped around the darn building. Seriously??? Ugh. Both my maiden and married names fall in those letters so I was stuck in the long line regardless. When you have a lot of people waiting in a closed space for awhile personalities come out, but I just browsed my phone and ignored most of it. I finally get to the computer and the guy can't find my name in the system. I had my voters registration card with me so I KNOW I am registered to vote! He told me he was entering my maiden name, my married name and my birthday and nothing was coming up. After a few minutes he tells me I have to do a provisional ballot that will be submitted to the Board of Elections separately.... no!!! It is my first time voting in person, you can't!
I looked at him and asked, "Well, did you enter my maiden name and married name together? Legally that is my full last name." He types and sure enough it comes up. Ugh. Seriously dude? It never occured to you to enter my last name as written but to just break it up for ways and try that? I don't have a hyphenated last name, legally it is two words. Maiden Name Married Name... like that. But whatever. I got to vote! Eastern NC where I was did paper ballots so I filled in my scantron and submitted it. An hour and a half after I arrived I got my sticker and I was damn proud of it!