As you can tell by the photo below, local Charleston voters, turned out in record numbers to support their candidates.
I thought that I was being "smart" by getting to the polls early only to learn that voters were there, in line, an hour before the doors opened:)
Two things that I noticed about the people in my community:
(1) They were young, old, tall, short, fat, skinny, white, black, asian, etc. all standing in line for the same
reason; nobody complained; nobody fussed; all with the same objective..to exercise their right to
(2) The first thing that the majority did after exiting the polling booth, before they put their cute little "I
Voted" sticker on, was to check their watch/cell phone to see how long that it had taken them to cast
Which struck me as kind of funny considering we have thousands of servicemen & women, halfway around the world, fighting to give us the freedom and right to vote...and these soldiers have spent a lot more of their time defending our rights, than we did this morning waiting for a few hours.
Today will be a memorable day in the history of this great nation of ours, regardless of your political affiliation...exercise your right to vote...and remember to "Thank a soldier" for that right.
Yes, it was well worth it!
Did you vote?