November 02, 2004

One thing I missed about voting

In 2000 I saw my Pitt professor Myron Taube staffing our local Squirrel Hill polling place at both the primary and general elections. He was one of my favorite (and best remembered) teachers – Intro to Fiction Writing, during my Most Productive College Semester – and it was an unexpected pleasure running into him.

Our polling place today was the new (-ish, 1996) Dormont Elementary School. Totally empty at 4:30 when we went, no problems at all. Like Casey, I think Allegheny County's old-school voting machines are cool. Flipping levers is very satisfying.

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