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November 4, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Election Day: Nostalgia for polling locations

I miss voting — never more than on Election Day [“Republicans making powerful bid for Senate control,” Nation & World, Nov. 4].

Certainly, I voted and mailed in my ballot in a timely manner. But, I miss going to the actual polls, seeing my neighbors working there, and in line.

I was proud to get my sticker that noted I voted today.  I was proud to have conversations in the workplace about voting lines or no lines, how fast it went and what the election meant.

I still vote at home on a Tuesday, only earlier, and I try to make something of a ceremony of freedom and democracy about it. It’s not the same.

I guess mail-in ballots are more efficient and cost less. But I still miss the act of voting at a place and in a voting booth.

Gail Yates, Seattle

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