Duty? Done.

Susan left the house about 6:40 a.m. to head over to the polling place and get near the front of any line forming. I finished up morning chores and got a move on about 6:55, finding Susan about 10 back in a line of at least 25 that cheered when a polling place worker came out and enthusiastically announced “The polling place is open!”

Inside, the same young man expressed his excitement at how many people were here so early. And indeed, in my history of voting I’m pretty sure I’ve never had to wait in a line of more than four or five people — and never outside.

When we walked out a few minutes later I counted 30 people queued up.


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."