Daily Archives: November 4, 2008

VOTE! Early Election Turn-out in Flatbush Produces Long Lines & Hope

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

After arriving at my polling place at 6:15AM on P.S. 269 on Nostrand & Newkirk Avenues, I realized I should have set my alarm clock for an earlier time (and should NOT have played the snooze button twice) because the line stretched around the block all the way past New York Avenue. Talk was hopeful on the line but my hopes were dashed as I got to my election district’s line since the machine was inoperable and I had to fill out a paper ballot. Something about pulling the handle across, clicking the keys and pulling the handle back again that is so aurally and physically satisfying. Didn’t need to videotape this so I photographed it.

Long lines on election day - Nostrand Avenue - Flatbush - © Frank H. Jump

Long lines on election day - Nostrand Avenue - Flatbush - © Frank H. Jump

Line to polling place on Nostrand Avenue stretching around the block, around the park, and past New York Avenue

Line to polling place on Nostrand Avenue stretching around the block, around the park, and past New York Avenue © Frank H. Jump

 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Little Falls Trophy & Engraving, Inc. – Little Falls, NJ

Rte 3 East - © Frank H. Jump

Route 46 East - © Frank H. Jump