Two and a half hours. That’s how long it took me to cast an early vote on Friday afternoon. Let’s put it this way: the wait was so long that people were ordering food on their cell phones and having it delivered to them in line. When I departed the Beverly Hills polling station, there were still over two hundred people waiting. If the lines weren’t bad enough, so many people had voted earlier in the day that they had run out of those cool oval-shaped “I Voted” stickers.
Well, sticker or no sticker, this is an important election, folks, and both Jerry and I want to urge Cartoon Brew readers to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday, November 2nd. The Brew will not collectively endorse a candidate, like some other pop culture sites are doing, nor are we going to link to sites that might be considered partisan. But a quick anecdote. I was chatting recently with animation veteran Victor Haboush and he told me that he considers the vote he’ll be casting next week to be the most important one of his lifetime. Those words carry a bit of weight coming from somebody who’s been around for more than a few elections and who was part of the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. So take a cue from Vic and participate in this election. And remember, arrive early if you want a sticker.