Filed under: Randomosity with tags: elections, politics
I went to the advanced polls today – actual election day is May 2nd, but I had time today so I went do the place that was listed on the back of my election. All I did was walk up to the table and handed my elector’s card and photo id to the person in charge of the table and this charming exchange occurred (H for him, M for Michelle/me):
H: You’re a YOUNG person. What are you doing here?
M: … Exercising my democratic right to vote…?
H: *checks my birth date on my driver’s license* But you’re YOUNG!
M: … Can I get a ballot or not?
He finally hands me the ballot and then asks if I’ve ever voted before. I resist the urge to glare at him or curse, just politely say that yes I have voted before, get my ballot, mark it and then fold it up and shove it into the box.