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

2 responses to “VOTE! Early Election Turn-out in Flatbush Produces Long Lines & Hope

  1. Jump! Our man on the ground! Keeping us updated on all the events and developments on the far side of the Atlantic in The People’s Republic of Brooklyn!

  2. So excited about the early election returns. It’s looking really good for Obama. I think we did it! Such an exciting time for America.