Judges

@glords (2614)
United States
November 4, 2008 4:11pm CST
So today I stood in line for an hour only to find out that they changes my precincts boarders. I had to drive to another location and wait in line for another half hour, only to find out they sent me to the wrong location. This time I checked the map myself and drove to yet another location. After waiting in line I was excited to cast my ballot. My 16 month old child on the other hand was passed due on his midday nap. So in order to calm him down I let him push the buttons on my electronic vote. Of course directed his hand on the important issues. When we got to which Judges to keep in office, I had no idea. I just let him select whatever he wanted. Now I feel a little bit guilty. Perhaps some judge will loose his seat because a 16 month old child voted him out. How do you vote for the Judges? I always try to keep up with the issues, but I never know anything about the Judges. How about you?
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@AmbiePam (51236)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Don't feel bad. I looked up the judges at the last minute, and voted to get rid of three of them. But all the judges were retained, much to my disappointment. I don't think the people in my state knew much about them, and when in doubt they voted to keep them. I imagine your vote didn't send anyone out. Most people don't rock the boat when it comes to their state's judges. People just don't know much about them.
@glords (2614)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Thanks AmbiePam, I don't know how I could feel bad about anything today. I'm so excited that Obama won the election. I thought his speech was wonderful and what a significant moment in history!
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Hey glords! You had me lmao! You let your 16 month old vote for the judges he wanted! That was so funny the way you said that! Thanks for the laugh! Don't worry about it! I'm sure his vote was just as good as most of the other people who were voting who probably didn't have a clue either! In fact maybe his was better! It's hard sometimes and confusing to keep track of all that is going on locally when there is so much more important things at stake especially in this particular election. I know who was running locally and there wasn't too many people to vote for, but I also know that one of the candidates switched parties and I shouldn't have voted for him so I was angry at myself for voting for him. I kind of was confused and tricked! I knew it was odd that he was in the party line that I was voting in because he always belonged in the other line. While I was pulling the levers straight across I saw what I was doing but I didn't stop myself! When I discussed it with my girlfriend afterwards I asked her when did he switch parties. She said he did it to get elected and I said oh crap it worked because I voted for him! Now normally I would never vote for this person because I don't like him or his family! So I made a mistake and I think it is a big one! Too late now! I wasn't paying enough attention to the local elections!
@glords (2614)
• United States
5 Nov 08
My Baby Voter - Recent photo of my darling little boy
Changing parties is just sneaky. Ive never heard of anyone doing that before. I'm sorry that you were tricked. I'm happy that you at least were able to laugh at a baby voting.
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Nov 08
I read their statements in the voter information booklets and decide that way.
@glords (2614)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Hmm interesting... In our state, they only list their School and Work history... there is no statement. I guess that would be helpful.