Election Day in Flat Top

Election Day in Flat Top

Today was Election Day. Here in Flat Top, we vote in the Post Office / Sunshine Station General Store. This year I (Mavis Manor) supplied the coffee, and Crystal Bowling supplied the snacks(cupcakes, cookies and such).

The morning started off hectic. The people that dropped off the voting machine gave us the wrong one, which meant we were only going to have one machine until the new one could arrive. Normally this isn’t a big deal, since the Flat Top Precinct only has about 500 people, but at 7:30 there was a line, and by 11:30 some people had been waiting for 1 and ½ hours. This in an area where no one waits in line, not even at banks!

By 1 o’clock the other machine was here and from there, things ran smoothly. Parking was a little tricky, but everyone figured out how to make it work, and a few people spilled over into Mavis Manor's parking lot.

By the end of the day 315 people voted in Flat Top, something they had never seen before.

Glad to see so many people got out and voted.

Till next time

- Sir Justyn J Marchese

Here is my prediction for President

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