8 1/2 Hours to VOTE

I voted on Saturday. I live in Indianapolis, which is Marion County, and voter turn out for early voting has been tremendous. But I didn’t expect to have to wait Eight. Hours. To. Vote. That’s right. But wait I did. It was too important.

Still in good spirits after 8 1/2 Hours!!

The really cool thing though? Is that EVERYONE waited. And we had fun. It was such a diverse crowd. There was me – white woman in her 50’s. And Keesha – 20-something African American woman. There was group of Anime dressed college theater students- first time voters, too! Also, Ann, and Don and Donna (who was a Vegas show-girl at one point I found out!!) approaching retirment age. The 27 year old African American couple who shared my love of Chex Mix.

5 1/2 Hours in!!

Over the course of the beautiful Fall day full of sunshine (thank goodness for that!) we bonded. We saved each other’s place in line for bathroom breaks and to do lunch runs. We shared our fold-up chairs and learned about each other. We did the WAVE and cheered when people who had voted left the building.

My young Anime friend – First Time Voter!

EVERYONE wore their masks and we mostly social distanced… 🙂

Lovely people brought us pizza, water bottles and candy. VOTE for DEMOCRACY set up a free taco truck and later a biscuit Food Truck arrived. I knitted half a baby sweater as I pushed my chair along the twists and turns of the line in the parking lot.

If you haven’t voted yet, DO IT!! This might be the most important election of our lifetimes. We get to decide what kind of a country the United States of America will be moving forward. I want it to be a country that CARES. You can probably guess who I voted for. Do your part. Get out and VOTE.

Share your voting stories with me, too!!