If you're done with exercising your right to vote...thank the heavens you're still up on your feet and breathing! And wish those still in the precints the best of luck for the challenge they are to face at this time of the day.
As early as 7am, me and my closest friends headed straight to where we are supposed to vote. The line already is long but still signs of reaching the end of it in about 2 hours is apparent; the people are eager to have everything over and done with but most seems lost as to which specific precint they are supposed to fall in line to. The temperature rises by the minute, the line is getting longer and longer that it has to start to curl snake-like along narrow corridors of the national school to accommondate continuous arrival of voters. People are all sticky with the humidity. Most look bored, some irritated with the smell of cigarette smoke (me specifically) but everyone apparently is not pleased with the system set in preparation for this day.
The dryness of the season get in everyone's nerve. This adds up to the blood pressure rising that happens when you are standing for hours and not happy with what's going on around you. We need to keep it cool. That's how it is, just go one step at a time as the line moves each time a ballot comes in the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine. If you are now planning to head on to your own precint (and challenge), make sure to take your meal before leaving the house and bring with you a bottle of cold water to beat dehydration and help you keep your cool. Just do the little by little sip, else you will have to leave your line and start onto another line -- in the toilet.