Voting Report--Oakland, California
Just got back from voting. The small real estate office was crowded with voters and poll workers. No one was obviously there to stymie voters and the only poll watcher on site seemed to be engrossed in Jonathan Lethem's "Fortress of Solitude." (I didn't like that book, by the by.)
Every little booth was filled, and people were being directed into a nearby meeting room to vote. The poll workers had asked for more booths, but none were available. There was also an electronic voting machine on the premises--presumably for people who have difficulty holding a pen or reading the ballots--but no one had used it yet.
One guy walked in while I was voting and asked in a rough voice if he could have a sample ballot to read over during breakfast, then he'd come back and vote.
My three ballots were numbers 171 thru 173, so busy morning at the polls.
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