Voting Absentee in Person

Nicole drives from Hays, Ks to KCMO Wednesday, Votes Thursday and drives back

262+ miles, 5+ hours each way   


Voting at Union Station - as a 1950's happy-tour adventure log

My partner, Nicole English, is Professor of Sociology at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. A five hour drive from her Kansas City, Missouri house.

Because of COVID she has "blended" classes, online and in person, though few students show up in person. Most of the class is handled online.
Even so, she needs to be present in the classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. That makes voting harder.

Not fully trusting the mails (we've both had lots of odd or even some missing mail) Nicole wanted to vote in person instead of mail-in absentee.

I tried it out first, from here at the house, then Nicole drove back to KCMO Wednesday night, after her on-campus class in Hays, coming in late, about 11:30 or so.

The next day, Thursday, October 8th, 2020, we both headed down to Union Station so I could shoot pictures of her as she, also, voted there.
Above Nicole is geting into her car, where she parked the night before, in front of the house, to go vote.

At the end of that, she drove back to Hays, Kansas so she could be back in time for her students in person (it was just one, sometimes none).

Once you are in Union Station on the lower level, west side, just follow the signs.

At this point, not very busy yet.

Always pick up your "I Voted" badge while a poll worker photo bombs your shot - :-))

Yeah! Our happy 1950's-type adventure log is done!!

And we can visit other sites along the way, like this prehistoric "poll watcher." We are ready for our PBS special.

And here is our friend, Troy,from two houses north of us with his huge Trump sign.
We like each other. Actually, as he will tell you, most of his friends are "libs" like us.
Dunno how that happened but we all have fun.
Cheers :-))