Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Early Day...

I'm not a morning person. But I got up before the sun today and went to the Hamilton County Election Commission for the start of early voting. When I first got there at around 7am, it was still mostly dark out (the almost-full moon was still bright in the sky), and Camp Obama was set up right next to the building, illuminated by the portable lights from a local news station:


But as the sun rose, the camp was moved to respect the 100-foot campaign-free zone that must be kept around each polling place in Tennessee. There were a lot of cameras and microphones there to cover the event. We held signs and rallied right up until voting began at eight o'clock. And then I was one of the first people in the county to cast a ballot for Barack Obama! And so it begins...


UPDATE: here's a bit of coverage.

2 comments:

Keera said...

Whee! We're part of history!

sandy on signal said...

Wow. Thanks for the photos. Bill and I went at noon and there was a steady stream of folks and a small line.



When we finished voting, we exchanged "terrorist fist bumps" then went and had a nice lunch together.



What a great day.