Sunday, January 22, 2006

On Your Marks, Get Set...

Almost "Go".

I think I'm packed for my day at the Polls. Day at the Poles. Day with the Poles

Feels like I'm getting ready for a Polar expedition or a trip to Poland!

I have to be at the Hall by 7:30 am, prepared to stay put til the ballots are counted and recorded and everything is cleared up. Polls close at 8:30, so I could be away until 9:30 or 10:00.

A minimum of 13 hours. (then the counting and cleaning up begins!)

Thirteen hours is a long time, when you're thinking lunch and supper. And snacks. And drinks. I'm making mental notes- to- self trying to calculate how many cups of tea I actually drink in a day... and if I should bring 2 or 3 cans of diet ginger ale... as well as the coke with lime? Will it even be too busy to worry about food and drink? Should I bring my knitting?

I talked to someone who has a key to the Hall, and there is a full kitchen at our disposal, so I can bring the left-over lasagna with whole wheat noodles for supper. And some pouches of Tim Hortons Coffee. That should make me a few friends. And a jar with cream for my tea... (bags in a zip-lock baggy) I have a feeling this will be like a pot-luck at church, in that I'll bring way too much stuff, but I'm thinking better safe than sorry.

I predict that from 8:30 til 8:50 it will be a little busy, with people trying to get their vote in on their way to work, but that the busiest time will be from 3:00 in the afternoon til maybe 6:00 or 6:30, with people voting on their way to pick up kids from school and on their way home from work. The polling place I'm at is out of town, so I'd be surprised if there are alot of people dropping in to vote during their lunch hours. I'll let you know if I'm a prophet or not!

Well, as my bags are packed and I'm ready to go, I think I'll go check the dryer and then do a little cramming for the big day. As long as I look like I know what I'm doing I'm sure it will be fine. I'm really hoping my Poll Clerk has done this before!

T.T.F.N (Ta-Ta For Now) and don't forget to VOTE.


  1. Thank you for doing this for all of us!!

  2. Wow! Have a good day, Lauralea!

  3. Rock on, sister! Have a great day relishing democracy. :)

  4. Been there done that... Have fun. In my experience it was always pretty steady at the polling stations.