Seems It's Always All About Ohio
I know it was Super Tuesday and all eyes were on Ohio (again). But you can't blame me for trying to get my 15 minutes of fame out of this.
Problems Voting Make Me a Local "Celebrity"
Yesterday was Super Tuesday and a lot of attention was focused on Ohio due to the hotly contested Republican race for the presidential nomination. I'm not a Republican, so I wasn't at all concerned with this race. However, I did want to vote for State Representatives, judges, etc. in local and State races.
I arrived at the polls at 6:40 a.m. determined to cast my vote before work, before I was overwhelmed with the duties of my day. I walked in and there were only a few people there. "Great!" I thought, "I'll be in and out of here in no time." I presented my identification and was all set to go. The poll worker asked for my party affiliation to which I replied Democrat. I was met with silence and then a heavy sigh.
I was then told that none of the 16 machines in the room would display ballot style 328, the Democratic ballot. They were frantically calling the Board of Elections in an effort to rectify the problem. I could wait (not an option because I needed to get to work), cast a paper ballot (Nah... stuff happens to paper. It gets ripped up, wet, lost.....) or I could come back later.
After waiting around for about half an hour, I decided to try again after work. I went online on a local news site to see if there were similar problems around town. The next thing I knew I got a call from one of the station's reprters asking for an interview about what happened to me at the polls that morning. The linked video tells the story.