It’s been a pretty wild week, but for the first time in about ten days, Hurricane Sandy isn’t the top story. That place is reserved for our once-every-four-year democracy festival, the presidential election.
And it’s not just the president we’re electing. Google’s got a widget that will tell you what all you can vote for, as well as where you need to go to do it. And remember that a couple local polling sites have been moved!
How’s it going so far, Park Slope? Some reports from the area say there are lines, some confusion and broken machines, a recommendation that you know your election district before going in because you can skip the first line, and a reminder to be on the lookout for our more prominent neighbors – can Captain Picard even vote?
— Katie Gorum (@KTGBKLYN) November 6, 2012
Here in Park Slope, the voting line at MS 51 is already significant. Still, VOTE!
— Evan Sandhaus (@kansandhaus) November 6, 2012
Polling station in normally staid Park Slope is overwhelmed. “We’re not used to these kind of numbers,” says poll worker.
— Scott Lee Williams (@scottLwilliams) November 6, 2012
There’s no line at Camp Friendship Hall in Park Slope. Not sure if I’m happy or sad about that. It is 6:45am I guess. #voting
— Barbara Huber (@ElectricHub) November 6, 2012
Had the quintessential Park Slope voting experience: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgaard were in line behind me.
— Cassie Murdoch (@cassiemurdoch) November 6, 2012
People are pissed there are no “I Voted” stickers at my polling location. Park Slope…always getting gully.
— Erika Clarke (@misserikaclarke) November 6, 2012
“I’m gonna keep voting for Adlai Stevenson ’til he wins.” – overheard in Park Slope #election2012
— Alex Battles (@whiskeybattles) November 6, 2012
So, go vote! And once you do, let us know how it went, and take our very unscientific and anonymous poll about the presidential race below.
Who did you vote for?
- Barack Obama & Joe Biden (75%, 6 Votes)
- Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan (25%, 2 Votes)
- Other: Note who in the comments (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 8
Photo by johnrichey