This diary is part of a continuing series documenting the experiences of someone diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. If you want to start from the beginning, click here.Good Evening, all. Since today's election day, I figured I'd share my voting experience. I'll start below the jump.
Today I got up at 5 AM and got ready for work. That's actually much earlier than I'd usually get up, but today was important: It was election day. My wife and I left for our polling place at about 6:30 this morning, and wouldn't ya know it, there was a line, not a terribly long one, but it sure was long enough for folks to notice.
A few minutes later, an elderly poll worker came up to us and pointed out that there was to be 2 different lines for two separate precincts. What left me perplexed is that there was only ONE person in the other line. It did get bigger after my wife and I voted, but it was still a bit puzzling at the time.
What made this even more troubling, though, is that both my wife and I are handicapped, and especially in my case, I can't be on my feet for more than 20 minutes without a sharp pain developing in my lower back when I go to sit down. It can be very painful, but since our disabilities aren't so obvious to the untrained eye, there wasn't much that could be done.
Still, in spite of that, we cast our ballots, both straight democratic this year, and we also voted no on every amendment (Especially 6 and 8 in Florida) except for Amendment 2, which gives helps disabled veterans looking to purchase a home. I got to work with an hour to spare, so all in all, it was a pretty productive day. I'll be lurking around keeping up with the results, because like the rest of you, I want Obama to win. I also want to see the dems bury the republicans and their money grubbing masters in the dust.
See you around,