By George Kelly
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 at 10:34 am in George Kelly.
Today’s the day for East Bay residents to head to the polls, so that’s just what I did in Oakland before heading into the office in Walnut Creek this morning. For me, things are a little more complicated than for most voters: I’m (a) an absentee voter who (b) is registered decline-to-state and who (c) moved recently. I figured it made sense to go cast a provisional ballot at the polling place near my new address. I’ll have to wait 28 days and call a local or toll-free number to know whether or not it was counted, but that’s better than not voting at all.
After I voted this morning, I got onto Interstate 580 and took it to Highway 24, shot through the Caldecott Tunnel and got off at the Ygnacio Valley Road exit. I saw three overpasses (two in Oakland and one on the Curtola overpass in Lafayette) with people on them holding signs for Barack Obama, and one overpass (in Orinda) with a giant Ron Paul sign but no people beside it. I wish I could’ve taken pictures of them, but I can’t drive and shoot at the same time.
If you see those signs (or, heck, any other interesting election-day signs), please post pictures of them to the Times’ My Town photo albums. Another fun thing, if you have the time and a video camera, might be to post to the Times’ Your Cartoons and Video Commentary album.