I fretted for months about whether I’d be able to fill in all those ovals and do the scanning thing at the polls today, since I’m not a big scan queen, and besides, I’m a creature of habit who had gotten used to all the obsessive lever pulling — the only exercise my arms used to get all year.
But after filling out the ballot in the “privacy sleeve,” I sashayed over to the scanning machine, where a nice lady told me how to stick it in. And it scanned! End of story!
The problem is, that feelgood moment might very well be followed by the horror of the Republican outcome.
Hopefully they won’t be able to figure out how to use the machines.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 2, 2010