Today I dragged my Glugster out of bed early so we could walk the 300m or so to the polling station we registered at- only to find a queue of note, and having to join it 200m up the road.
It was rather entertaining nonetheless, we ended up chatting to the people in front of us a little, Glugs and I keeping them giggling with a running commentary on the happenings around us, and we kept entertained by keeping an eye on Twitter of course. Whilst we queued, our local DA counsellor walked up the line telling us who she was, with her hubby slowly following in his car playing kwaito music at full blast and holding up the traffic! Later she drove down the road again pointing her finger at the sky through the sunroof in time to the music and grinning at the queue like a lunatic. It sounded like the same song too… I reckon she only downloaded one. And if her antics didn’t count as electioneering I dunno what does!
It was relaxed and easy. It was cool outside, but hot as blazes inside the tent- which even had porta-potties outside! The IEC staff were friendly too. Once we were inside the tent getting our ID books checked and getting our ballot papers and getting into the booth thingies was real fast.
After we voted, we walked home the long way, which was a nice bit of exercise! Then when we got home we headed off to lunch at a fabulous little place called “Titolino’s”. Its very cool, and we plan to go back. And after that we went to our dance lesson and learned the “bolero”. It was great fun as always!
Having a polling station round the corner was cool, I called the knucklehead and asked him to bring us some coffee!
the queues…I found an old electrical meter box at the side of the roadthese two were having a wonderful time. I love the cupcake on her shirt…even the car guard was relaxed!queueing…the IEC tent and porta-potties!
inside the tent…
There are some more pictures on my FLickr link…