Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Voting in Sula, Montana

It's easy to vote absentee in Montana, but I passed on that so I could savor the rural voting experience. 

My polling location is the Sula Clubhouse, about 12 miles from my cabin, a mile short of "downtown" Sula (the Sula Country Store). 

Not much traffic for Election Day.

Approaching the polling location at the Sula Clubhouse.

I got there at 11:00, but they weren't going to open until noon.  I think the pony express hadn't yet arrived with the ballots.

I had an hour to kill, so I went riding around.

I returned a few minutes after noon, along with a few other voters.  There were no obnoxious people outside handing out fliers, as happens in some locations.  (The comedian Mitch Hedberg said when someone hands you a flier, it's like they're saying "Here, you throw this away.")
When I left, there were twice as many vehicles than are shown here.  I'd never seen that many Sulans in one place. I think this already qualifies as strong voter turnout for Sula, and the voting day was just getting started.


  1. Was Marge serving up some down home cookin' and trusty advice down there at the clubhouse? Never seen so many cars in all of Sula.

  2. Oddly enough, they did have pie and coffee there for the voters. I didn't partake.

  3. We got maple bars! And flu shots (optional).

  4. I might've taken a maple bar. Did you make them?

  5. Naw, the local IGA made them, but they are pretty tasty!