Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This is our first vote in New Mexico; that alone made this quite an exciting day! It is a glorious fall New Mexico day -- clear blue sky, sunshine, a little wind and the temperature in the 50's.
We arrived at our polling place -- Eldorado Elementary school -- around 10:00 a.m. Mid-morning is always a good time to go to the polls because most of the early morning rush is over.
There were 4 precincts voting at our polling location - and NO LINES. We didn't expect to be in and out so quickly.
Paper ballots are used at this polling location; I haven't used paper ballots in years. Everything was done in a professional and organized manner at our polling place. The poll workers were friendly and polite.
I voted straight Republican:
Senator McCain and Gov. Palin for President and Vice-President
Steve Pearce for U.S. Senate
Dan East for U.S. 3rd Congressional District
ALL the rest of the races were state and local -- and all were unopposed Democrats, so I didn't need to vote in those.
There were exit pollsters in the parking lot outside the school. I am not interested in exit polling, so I declined.
I LOVE election day ... I love going to the polls .. I love voting .. I love this all-American day. I always think on election day how fortunate we are to be living in this country where we can vote in free and open elections.
We must fight to keep our elections free and safe and constitutional.