The Lonely Polling Place
Left work a little early to go vote today. The polling place in Hyde Park has voters walking to an entrace around the back of the building, down what seems to be a loading area past a lot of industrial-sized AC units.
It was a little gritty, and with no one else really around… kind of a lonely stretch to the door. Despite this though, I really appreciated the fact that someone put up the smallest American flag on the gate, to signify to people that you are, indeed, in the right place.
Another nice touch: a small note to those entering. There’s a part of me that found it hilarious that the polling place was cautioning voters about their actions, prior to entering.