On November 4, 2008, Will and I were out the door at 6:43am because we couldn't wait to go vote for then-candidate Barack Obama.
There were about ten people ahead of us and 25 behind us when the polls opened at 7am.
There is something magical about the election process. In a country where the haves have a lot and the have-nots have so little, the voting booth is the one place where our voice has equal weight.
Sixteen minutes after we arrived, the polls opened. Three minutes after that, I was in the booth.
People around the country have waited hours to vote.
It wasn't long ago that people in this country died for the right to vote.
People around the world are dying for it right now.
(Seriously, it's awesome.)
Voting with my head, heart, & my vagina today so I hope that booth has a yoga mat.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) November 6, 2012