A number of states are holding their Democratic primary elections today.
Here in PA, there's a special election just for the state congressional district I'm in. I voted. I went at 10:30 AM because I knew that was one of the slowest times, with the least people.
Instead of driving the two blocks to the polling place, I walked. And, since my gym is closed, after I finished voting, I walked an extra three quarters of a mile on the way home.
Choosing to go at that time worked. I was the only one in line when I arrived and no-one else showed up until I was leaving. They were elderly.
I brought a paper towel to use to touch things. I used it to turn the door knob. I brought my own ballpoint pen to sign the voter log and to mark the ballot, even though they were wiping down pens after each use.
I was thrilled to use the new opscan paper ballot system instead of the previous all electronic system.
I used the hand sanitizer they had available as I was leaving. I felt pretty safe going through the process.
By 10:30, about 70 people had voted. Last November, about 200 people voted throughout the whole day. I'd say that a turnout of 70 by 10:30 is actually pretty good.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)