One does not simply walk into the polling place.
That’s the lesson I learned today at the new early voting location on Roxboro St. We showed up a bit before 11, and found a line that not only curved around the building but also doubled back on itself in the parking lot. Bike parking spots, luckily, were easy to score, so at least we didn’t have to walk far to get to the end of the massive line. We were two of the 3810 Durham residents who showed up to vote today.
Voting is apparently really cool right now.
And I mean that literally. It was in the 40s and it felt a hell of a lot colder with the wind slicing through. What I figured would be a 15 minute pit stop of civic duty on the way to grab the kid a cheddar bunny pizza at Pompieri turned into a one and a half hour excursion.
I was impressed with the large number of political so-and-sos handing out material to people in line to vote. Several judicial candidates were there in person, and for good reason; some of the endorsements split on judges. This is where the Committee on the Affairs of Black People brings its A game: if you want to know who they endorse, just show up to vote, and they’ll be sure to let you know.
Anyway, I can’t say this enough: go vote. This one’s important. I was really impressed with the turnout today, and if you missed out on early voting, you can still regular vote on Tuesday. Get er done.