Last Spring when we went to our town offices to register our car we also registered to vote at the same time. After filling out the paperwork and handing it to the oh-so-nice lady behind the counter I asked if they would now be mailing me my voter's registration card? She nicely said, "no we don't have registration cards." So then I said, "oh, so I'll just show you my driver's license when I come in to vote," and she said...."no, no need to show your driver's license.... we'll just remember you." That's when I realized that Toto we're not in Kansas anymore!!!
Our first election here was so much fun. I've voted many times in my life, but can never say the experience was 'fun'! Our town hall is located on our small main street and all the merchants along the street had donuts and coffee outside their shops. One of our local policemen, Officer Mike, was there to help you cross the street and lots of people were standing with their party/candidate signs. There were dogs, and people milling about, it just had this really festive vibe, just as any important election should have! We went in and sure enough, no ID needed- we told them who we were and went into curtain covered booths I remember my mother voting in when I was a child, and when it was all over we felt as if we had gone too fast through a 'fun ride' at the carnival!
Our town offices are in the furthest away part of this building.
On the close end where you see the people standing (exit poll) is our local movie theater! The 'Town Hall Theater' has been showing movies since 1919 and before that had live entertainment including vaudeville shows. It is set in an old auditorium and shows current and foreign artsy movies for $6 every night and old classic black and white movies for free (with a donation to their charity of the week) on Saturday afternoons! And to top it off they serve popcorn with real butter!!