I went to my new polling place this morning to register my disapproval with the powers that be, and it was total chaos. But I mean that in a good way, really! More like organized chaos. My polling place this time around had moved closer to downtown and it really made quite a difference in who was there and what the scene was like. There were blacks, whites, Koreans, Filipinos and Latinos, all speaking different languages and all doing whatever it took to make sure everybody got their chance to cast a ballot. And seeing all of these supposedly disinterested and disenfranchised voters showing up for an off-year election was really energizing. Sounds like Sean’s experience was a bit different, but for me it was a really good reaffirmation of the power of democracy.