Today I went to the local library where I always vote to cast my ballot. In Texas, early voting began on the 13th, and the numbers of people casting early votes is setting records. Since we have plenty of time to early vote here, I was planning on voting a few days later, but when I drove past the library, the line wasn’t too long so I decided to just do it then.
It took about 20 minutes from getting out of my car to getting back into my car with my votes being cast. Not bad at all!
Oh, and as an added bonus, I got my flu shot today. Science and Democracy!!!
I usually vote early, and did so again today. There are a few run-offs in my district which is what today’s vote was for. Interestingly, I voted for three female candidates (3 of 5 candidates today were women), and my previous vote for the presidential primary was also for a female candidate. I think men are just too emotional. I say that semi-jokingly. But seriously, I usually vote for the candidate who takes a rational and data-driven approach to issues, as opposed to “letting their faith” drive their decisions. This time, all the candidates were good choices, so it was tough to choose the ones I did. But I’ll be happy to vote for any of them when they go up against their opponents across the aisle later this year.
In related news, the polling location was inside one of our local supermarkets, and was quick, safe, and hassle-free. Everyone was wearing masks, social-distancing, and the pens and voting machines were all sanitized. Very well done!