Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day Line-Up, Oregon-Style

Amid reports of people waiting three hours or more to cast a ballot in some east coast states, it's worth noting that here in Oregon, Election Day voting is so easy that voters at some ballot drop-off locations need to be warned to "slow down" in order to cast their ballot. Tossing your ballot out the window as you breeze past an elections worker at 40 mph is just not safe. I snapped this photo earlier this afternoon in front of the Marion County Courthouse in downtown Salem, where motorists were dutifully slowing down to at least 10 mph to cast a ballot. To find a ballot drop-off spot near you, click here.  The deadline to vote is 8 p.m. tonight.