Monday, November 10, 2008

More Photos

I have posted some new photos on my Flickr page bring the total to 2005. New items on this update include construction on future Interstate 69 connector near Pine Bluff and the discovery of a short section of abandoned US 65 near Woodson, AR at the Pulaski-Grant county line: a remnant if its early 1960's alignment.

For those of you who like signs, there's an assortment of those, too including some new Clearview signs on Interstate 40 and a couple font variations such as these two signs on AR 100 near Maumelle:

AR 100 Series C

AR 100 Series B

I'll be leaving for a few days in Texas in the next couple weeks so I hope to come home with lots more photos to post. My goal is to reach 2300 photos by Christmas. We'll see. Gas may be cheap ($1.87 in parts of Arkansas), but the economy is the pits so that makes it hard to travel much.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Motor Voter

Arkansas has what's called "Motor Voter": you can register to vote at your local Department of Finance & Revenue Office (aka the driver's license office). When I moved 2 years ago, I transferred my voter registration to my new address. Simple, right? Well, not quite.

Today is Election Day and I went to my local polling place to cast my vote. I waited in line maybe 10 minutes... not long at all. But there was no record of my voter registration. It's been 2 years and there's no record of me? Somewhere between the DFA and the state voting office, my registration appears to have been lost. They even called the county courthouse and found no record of me. So, I wasn't allowed to vote. All they could do was hand me a new voter registration card and tell me I could vote in the next election.

I suppose I have no one to blame but myself: I should have verified my registration, but didn't.


Follow up:

I decided to drive back to my old town to vote (it was only an hour away). I waited maybe 5 minutes before voting. When I got done, I went chasing bridges ;)