Five Crazy Thoughts on Election Day {I Voted!!}

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Five Crazy Thoughts on Election Day

I voted this morning and that always causes me to feel a little crazy. I thought this morning would be a Transformation Tuesday post (stay tuned, it's coming) but I had to share my crazy thoughts about Election Day first!

  1. Even though I live in a small town (that may not be as small as I think), I should have researched where to vote first! I went to two locations, figured out that I am registered under an old-old address, but my license has an old address, but I finally found it – no line!!
  2. I don't have a particular party that I identify with (mostly because I'm a little crazy and can't make up my mind) but when I went through, I was pretty consistent (and no – I'm not telling you!).
  3. The last time I voted in a big election, I was in Austin and things were automated and I pushed buttons. This time it was pencils and I felt like I was in school again. And…there was no eraser!!
  4. I really should have researched a little more about the "other" voting options on the ballot. I found myself "guessing" and that is never a good idea.
  5. After I voted and I was sitting in my car, I had a panic moment that I colored in the wrong circles or did something wrong and then my vote wouldn't count and the world would come to an end and it would be all my fault! <– see, that's the crazy side of me!

All in all, it was a good experience and I'm glad I did it. I will still be to work on time and I don't have to worry about voting later when everyone else will be there. I was VERY sad that they didn't have any "I Voted" stickers, but oh well…

One final crazy thought – I had a moment of rebellion when I thought about writing in a couple of names, but then I couldn't think of anyone that would be a good name to submit besides my son (who my aunt thinks is going to be president someday anyways) but then I decided that I'm not quite ready for that much publicity and he can't drive yet so I would have to take him to the White House and to work everyday and that would just be a hassle so I just used the names that were already on the ballot.

Did you vote? How was your Election Day experience?!!


  1. Sherry Compton says:

    My daughter and I go vote together. I have taught her to do some research before and make a “cheat” sheet with whom you are going to vote for. That way you don’t forget and can get in and out easier. This year when she went to submit her ballot into the machine, the lady said either way it’ll take it, but it spit hers back out. Guess they didn’t like whom she voted for! Haha!

  2. voting always makes me nuts. I now live in a state that had a 3-page ballot (front and back!) luckily we have a mail-in ballot option, so I voted at home and put it in the mailbox.

  3. Gena says:

    You’re so like me!!! (No offense, lol!). I was all panicking that I missed something or did it all wrong and it wouldn’t count anyway. Lol! And my site didn’t have stickers either!!! Not that I care, the kids would have just stuck it to the furniture, but seriously, I wanted to wear a sticker!!!

  4. barb says:

    I was right there with you on number #5 LOL!!!

    Voting done – first thing this morning – but I refuse to watch TV until later on tonight, when it really matters. Right now it’s just speculation as to who will win…I don’t want that stress this early in the day. 🙂

    • JanetGoingCrazy says:

      Wasn’t that just the weirdest thought?! I felt like I wanted to go back and check my answers!! 😛

  5. Voting done! I figure if you don’t vote you can’t moan, groan and complain!!

    • JanetGoingCrazy says:

      Exactly!! of course…hopefully we won’t be moaning, groaning, and complaining…but rather cheering!!

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