I woke up yesterday with twitter and facebook updates regarding the long lines just to cast your vote. I didn't know what to expect, but we armed ourselves with water and fan, and got to the area around 11 a.m.
Parking was ok at Xavier School (hubby's alma mater). As soon as we entered the high school covered courts, we were greeted by a table full of students, ready to help. We weren't able to receive our voter's pass, and we had to get ours from these volunteers. It was pretty fast :)
Here's what it looked like around 11 a.m.
We thought it was going to be a breeze, but checked out our line:
... and the other lines—Oh, wait! They have shorter lines :o
Grrrr.... Everyone was complaining and getting impatient. Now, I don't really mind the wait, but it's different when it's just our "cluster" that's taking up so long. By the time we got to the table to get our ballots, the volunteers explained that our clusters is the most populated. Thus, the long line and wait.
I honestly do not believe them, but at least we're done—after 3 hours! :o My parents and my brothers decided to have lunch, and went back around 4 p.m. It took them 15 minutes to finish the whole process! Double grrrr... Oh well, now we know what to do the next time ;)
Check out the tag line below:
It's better automated!
Really now? I do hope Comelec fixes the problem for the next election season.
Anyways, I heard the turnout of voters this time is really high. About 80-85%. Feels like US "Obama" fever to me. Everyone just wants CHANGE; we all do! And if my presidential choice doesn't win, it's okay. I'll still support the one who does. We all should. For our country and for our children.