Tuesday, November 04, 2008

One down ...

... a majority to go!

Here's what a polling place looks like in my 'hood ... we voted a little after 8:00 a.m. this morning. There was a bit of a line but it moved right along.

I was heartened by the neighborhood families who came, bringing their small children with them, and listened with some poignancy as one dad explained -- probably again -- to his 6ish year old why this was an historic day.

It was also a joyful thing to hear the number of people answering "yes" to the "are you a first time voter?" question -- and watching the poll workers take care to explain the process and equip them to cast their ballot.

And now we wait. I'm on a "Bread of Anxiety Fast" today ... so far so good. So VOTE, stay tuned ... and let us pray:


Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


John said...

And ALL the People say, AMEN.

holyfoolishness said...

double amen!

Susan - Do you have a suggestion as to a website where we can follow the Prop 8 vote results?
Thanks - hf


Website would be:


You can also send a text message to 30644 with the message "Noon8" to get text message updates. (At least that's what the email said ... I haven't actually seen it work yet! :)

uffda51 said...

After a photo op with our Obama and "No on 8" signs, a harrowing walk of 150 yards to our polling place, and waiting in line (two people, one of whom was my wife), we voted! I haven't felt this hopeful since June of 1968, when I attended a Bobby Kennedy rally at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

holyfoolishness said...

(thanks for the txt message tip)