Early Voting

Day 225 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 6,864 cases and 139 deaths, and for Florida are 858,554 cases and 16,709 deaths. Bay District Schools report 12 new cases and 489 individuals in quarantine. The school figures include the weekend and Monday.

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My daughter and I voted today. In my part of Florida early voting started Saturday and will continue through the day before Election Day. I figured that by today the crowds would not be too bad and they were not. There was only a couple of people in line before us. Once we got inside the polling place, we has to sanitize our hands and take a clean stylus. The styluses were for when we signed our names when we got our ballots. The longest part of our wait was waiting for the printer to print out our ballots. We did have to turn in our mail-in ballots, which we were expecting. There were at least 15-20 voting booths. The whole process probably took us less than 15 minutes. Our only complaint was that it was hard to maintain social distance when getting our ballots.

I do think it is outrageous that in some parts of the country people have to wait hours to vote. Voting is a right and a privilege and government should do everything in its power to make the process available and easy for all eligible voters. Everyone deserves a voice in how our country is run.

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We also stopped at Lowes, she bought plants, and I bought covers for the electrical outlets. After lunch I went around and put them on. So the apartment is looking a little more finished. In addition, we stopped at the house and I got the table that my friend Craig had made out of the shed and transported it the the apartment. I was able to transfer the computer and the two printers to it. It is nice not having to bend over to get my printouts.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask

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