Posted about voting yesterday, went and did the deed today.
|Always get your voting sticker!|
Michigan has a voter ID law...kind of. After you fill out a little card with your name and address, the poll worker asks for your ID. If you have one, great, they scan it and off you go. If you don't, then you have to sign a form saying that you don't have an ID...and then you get to vote anyway. Presumably, if there was some kind of really close race and a recount, those non-ID votes would be reviewed closely. I approve of the system - it doesn't actually stop anyone from voting, while still addressing the concerns of people who are worried about voter fraud. (Which I personally think is a ridiculous thing to worry about, as Jon Oliver has nicely summed up, but to each their own.)
Since you have to choose which of the primaries to vote in, there was a stack of ballots at the end of the line for each party. Since I was voting in the Democratic primary, I got one off the (much) shorter stack. It was pretty obvious that they were prepared for many more Republican voters! The lady handing me the ballot did a bit of a double-take when she got my info, actually. It's a pretty deep red area out here.
Civic duty fulfilled, for now. Won't be all that long before the big voting day in November...unless you're watching/listening to political ads, in which case it will seem like forever.