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November 11, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Goodbye, King County polling places

A wonderful day

As I worked the polls on Nov. 4, a lot of the voters talked about how sad it was that this connection to the community would no longer be. Absentee voters still like to deposit their ballots at the polling place.

Teachers brought students thru the polling place to observe the vote and cast their absentees in front of their students. Mothers and fathers came with their first-time-voter teenagers. Families let their younger children place their ballot in the scanner. A couple of men said this would be their last time to cast a ballot as they only had six months to live.

A 91-year-old woman walking with a cane, a blind man using the audio to vote, toddlers playing on the gym floor as their mom or dad voted, keys were lost and found and poll workers shared their food as the day grew long.

There were those with tattoos, piercings, bright-colored hair and dogs.

It was a wonderful day in this wonderful country we call America.

— Bev Read, Lake Forest Park

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