Well, I've done all I can do. I got up at 6am and showered and shaved and watched the news until 7:40. Then I walked a few blocks over to the firestation where I vote this year (previously I voted at a school but they're not using the schools anymore).
I was second in line at quarter of. The guy in front of me was wearing sweatpants and looked a little worse for wear. We were chatting and he told me he hasn't voted since Dukakis in '88. He could never make the vote before because his meds always made him tired and he slept through it. Today he was going to vote then go home and shower and go back to bed. He's voting Democrat to make sure he still gets his check. Seriously, that's what he said.
A few other people arrived before the polls opened, all women. One woman in her forties possibly fifties hadn't voted ever. Just before it opened a young woman showed up and put on a button that said "Election Protection' plus a tag that said she was an impartial observer. When we got in she went and sat down beside the tables where we sign in and got some type of form to take notes on.
We use paper ballots where we just fill in the oval and feed it into some kind of scanner. Personally I think this system is way better than any out there. There were 6-7 offices up for election but only about half had two or more people running. I voted R on the ones I could and left the other blank. Writing someone or something in seemed frivolous.
I'd also like add a note here and say 'Thank God for little old ladies!' In all my experiences voting its been elderly volunteers who were checking names and handing out ballots. They can be a little slow sometimes but when you think about how many there are out there at all the different polling places they are a great resource.
While I'm turning my ballot in the first guy in line was asking the woman at the desk, "if I'm registered Independent can I still vote Democrat?" I don't know if I should feel bad this guy canceled my vote or glad that mine canceled his.
On my way out another guy was setting up a sign outside. I didn't get all the details of the sign but it was something along the lines of 'Election Protection' and if you had any problems voting go see him. He asked me if I had a problem voting and I said "Nope" and walked home.
As far as I'm concerned its over. Once I know there is nothing more I can do then I'm at peace with whatever happens from there.