It's primary day
My workplace is a poll site
I'm "minding the store".
The primaries here in New York State promise to be pretty interesting. Today marks the debut of the optical scanners- gone are the old mechanical voting machines with the levers (I hope some have made their way to museums- voting on one of the old machines was a visceral experience). I have to confess, I think I have a bit of a crush on one of the candidates for Attorney General, not that I'd let scarlet tresses sway my vote... The Republican gubernatorial race is interesting- "Tea Party" favorite Carl Paladino, known for his class, is running neck and neck with GOP establishment candidate Rick Lazio, even after sending campaign literature which is almost as noisome as his e-mails. Whoever gains the GOP gubernatorial nomination will most likely be nothing more than a speed bump for the juggernautorial candidate Andrew Cuomo, whose only apparent flaw is his taste in women.
The general elections should be interesting as well, so I'll be popping some popcorn, tossing it with a little pesto, and settling in to take in the spectacle.
Update: One thing that strikes me as odd is how quiet the voting process is now. I can't hear that satisfying **KA-CHUNK** *click-click-click-click* **KA-CHUNK** sound that always characterized voting, and that makes me nostalgic for the noisy old days.