Ten minutes. That's all it took to participate. I was prepared to stand in the rain. When I arrived at the polls just after 7 am, more than 200 people had already voted. The line was long, but once I learned that there were lines for folks with last names I-P and Q-Z, I walked right up to the registration table. (This is the one occasion for which I am grateful for my hyphenated name, and glad not to be in that long A-H line!) I checked in and was ushered immediately to a voting machine.
It was simple. It was humbling. It was necessary.
I voted today. Will you? Don't miss this opportunity to have your voice heard. Please vote.