Early machine voting is at the county electoral office across from the court house and police station in Murphy NC. The workers and many volunteers there (always friendly, always competent, always well organized) were all so very friendly.
I had a sample ballot with me (which was exact, by the way), and, when I entered, I received a baggy with an “I VOTED 2020” sticker in it. I taped that to the back window of the vehicle. I once made the mistake of peeling off the backing and sticking that to Sassy the Subaru. It’s almost impossible to remove. So, just packing tape.
The baggy also had a really nice pen, with which I signed an affidavit that I’m me and do live at my address. The other “pen” you see above is actually a stylus to use on the touch screen on the voting machine itself. I just used my knuckle since I’m a knucklehead. The screens are cleaned before and after every single vote. A mask is also provided. Great! Now I have an extra one for visits to the aged and infirm. Yay!
In other words, it’s all made super easy.
Sometimes the line to vote goes around the building and down the parking lot of the bank nearby. I was lucky and was next up inside the election office. I only had to wait in the lobby 30 seconds or so. The machines were all busy inside and by the time I got out the line was forming once again.
The election officials love it. They are averaging about 900 votes a day in that one early voting office. This is many times over all other elections ever. It’s historic participation in this county already weeks before election day.
Voting in this most important election made me happy. You might say that secular things like this shouldn’t be a source of happiness for me, but I’ll tell you this: voting in this election in these USA is a moral imperative before God in that the moral issues are absolutes. We have to stop pro-abort maniacs. We have to stop the promised persecution of the Catholic Church. Etc. So, yes, I did my part in this small but extremely important way and I placed this action before God. I was very happy before God. Yes.