Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Voting test run

I voted for the first time-ever tonight (yahoo!!), thanks to my new U.S. citizenship.

It was rather...anticlimactic.

But it was important. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. I needed some help as I navigated the voting machine and selected candidates. The nice elderly gentleman in the red sweater was quite patient with me.
(I was surprised at how antiquated the machine seemed. A turn dial instead of touchpad? But I digress.)

I must confess, I relished telling everyone -- the lady who gave me my form, the one who checked my ID and the one who gave me my number -- that it was my first time :)

Then I waltzed out of there and texted my family. "Congrats on your newfound freedom," my eldest sister, Yemi, told me.
Now it's on to November and the presidential elections.


  1. I'm so proud and happy for my dear friend, Lola. Congratulations!

  2. awesome!! Interesting that you have a machine - we use paper and a marker :).