This morning we got in line at 6:20am at our Maryland polling location, behind 15 other early-risers. By the time the polls opened at 7am, the line had swelled to over 100. We had a bit of a scare once we started voting as a number of the machines failed. After a quick fix, we were up and running again. By 7:15am, Stacie and I had both voted and were on our way to work. As a note, Stacie and I voted for different candidates. Don’t worry, it won’t cause a rift on our marriage 🙂
But if you do vote today, your little “I voted” sticker can get you some free goodies:
- Starbucks free Tall (12 oz) coffee (see video below) – I got mine on the walk into the office. They handed the coffee out at the counter rather than the side bar where you normally pick up your drinks.
- Ben & Jerry’s free scoop of ice cream from 5-8pm
- Krispy Kreme free star-shaped doughnut
- Pizza Hut 20% off any online order (call to confirm participation)
I believe that California has laws against “rewarding the populace for voting”, so these giveaways may not apply for you in CA.
UPDATE: As I drink my Starbucks coffee, I’m reminded of how awful it really tastes. It’s bitter and burnt and no amount of sweetener or milk can dilute or sweeten the taste. But hey, it’s free caffeine. I just can see why people buy this stuff normally. Even their flavored drinks are bitter.