Originally Posted by Yosemite
I cannot imagine standing in line for 3 hours to vote! I wouldn't be voting.
It usually takes us all of 10-15 minutes from arrival to departure.
I've been hearing worrying news on our Canadian radio CBC. They are saying the number of persons expected out to vote may be too much for the electronic voting equipment. It was indicated that the electronic system wasn't all it is cracked up to be and there are some serious issues to fix with it. I hope all you folks get your chance to vote the way you choose and all goes smoothly.
It was not fun I'll tell you that! I spent a good hour of the three hour wait outside with a bunch of other people because the lines were soo long. And we're talking early voting here....there's no telling what the polls are going to be line on election day! I do have to have to say though that I was in a way, glad to see so many people turn out- it's about time people wisen up and pay attention to what's going on - voting is the best way to get your voice heard. (I just hope that everyone who did turn up to vote, researched for themselves and picked the canditate they felt was best for the job....I don't like it when people vote just to be voting and don't research or put any care into their choice.)
Here's my stance on this- there were soo many men and women who shed their blood and sacraficed their lives just so that I could live in a free country and have the privledge to vote. My husband also served this country and defended it...I feel it's my duty as a citizen to research thoroughly and then go vote. I owe it to my country to spend one day (even if it means 3 hour lines) to show my support and vote. Women here in America have not always been blessed with the right to vote, and that's yet another reason I want to be a good citizen and stand up for what I believe in. Not voting is not an option to me.
Ever since I've been old enough to vote, I've researched and praticipated in every election I've been able to, local ones included. In my mind, I don't have the right to complaine about things in my country or things I might want changed, If I don't vote. Yesterday it only took me 3 hours to vote (which, yes, at the time seemed like a long wait)....BUT- some people gave their lives for us here in the states to have the privledge to vote, so to me, it's well worth the wait in comparison to what others went through so that I could be able to have a say in how my country is run