Since I became eligible to cast my vote, I never missed any election. Today thought that I would miss to become a part of the historical automation of election. Despite all the glitch, I am proud to say that I was able to cast my vote. This election is the worst I ever experienced since I turned eighteen.
I went to my precinct as early as seven o’clock in the morning to avoid the flock of voters. However, when I arrived at the polling precinct, I was surprised to see the multitude of voters, standing outside the polling precincts sweating, irritated and cussing. Everyone is complaining about the sluggish procedure. When I try to check how the procedure is being done, I was disappointed to see only three voters are there on one setting and filling their ballots took them almost ten minutes. This is not what I am expecting to see with this first ever automated election in the history of the Philippines. The old system which is being done manually is a lot better. After an hour of waiting, I got impatient so I went home.
I was ranting on my Facebook wall about my disappointment. I envy my friend Zailani who has an opposite experience. She said the election in their place just went on smoothly. After my irritating experience this morning, I was undaunted. Again, at around four o’clock in the afternoon, I went back again to cast my vote. This time, the precincts are no longer crowded; however I still have to wait for my turn because there are still a lot of people who were in the waiting list. After three hours of waiting, I was able to vote successfully with no problem as to the PCOS machine.
I went home happily despite the rain. I am happy and contented to have participated in this first ever automated election. I am proud to say that I became a part of making history.