Above / The sign on the front entrance to May Watts directs folks around back. That would be OK except that voters at May Watts know never to use the front entrance. Tent signs with change instructions belong near the door where folks usually enter the building to vote. It’s practically lost on the driveway that leads around back. More tent signs and American flags are needed today to remind folks that it’s Consolidated Election Day.

This post is in response to confusion at the May Watts Elementary School Polling Place where the the entrance for today’s election has been moved to the back of the building.

Above / Voters said this sign directing them to the back of the building was barely visible because of the all the campaign signs along the parkway. (We aren’t showing those signs because many appear to be illegally placed.)

Friends, neighbors and countrymen have been contacting us because the signs to the polls were so confusingly placed. In fact, some said you would not even know it’s an Election Day.

Historically, this arrangement of signs & American flags welcomed voters to May Watts Elementary School, but not on April 4, 2017.

One caller said, “I guess they don’t want us to vote today.”

On most Election Days, the American flag flies high from the school’s flagpole. Other American flags help mark the location of the polling place. Not today! Not unless the election judges responded to my rant when I went to vote just after noon.

If you vote at May Watts and are driving instead of walking, use the drive at the south end of the school and park around back.

Enter Door 5 at the north end of the back of the building. An American flag marks the location with one of those blue cones with the red “no electioneering” signs on it.

Thanks for Voting!

We appreciate the women who were serving as election judges today. They were pleasant as they addressed my expressed concerns and seemed eager to improve the situation for voters that will be casting ballots at May Watts until 7PM.

And thanks to all the candidates, supporters, voters and election judges who participated in today’s Consolidated Election. The polls are open until 7PM.

Many happy returns!

RELATED POST / Consolidated Election is now… Get to know the candidates before you head for the polls.

Above / A Buddy Bench is located on the playground at May Watts Elementary School, just steps from Door 5 where voters went to the polls on April 4, 2017.

“Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson