Last Call: So, uh, any plans tomorrow?

Line of people in masks at voting stations
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Tomorrow is Election Day. You knew this already. You have no doubt equipped yourself with important information on how to vote safely this year, and your voting plan is either being executed tomorrow or already has been, at one of your area’s early voting sites. In any case, we wish you all well in exercising your right to vote!


We at The Takeout want to know what you’ve got planned tomorrow, beyond the ballot box. Are you going to treat yourself to a special “I Voted!” meal? Do you plan to stress-eat as you watch the returns? Will you perhaps distract yourself by baking some presidential desserts? Or maybe you’re visiting a polling place that’s serving up meals of its own and don’t even have to wait until you cast your vote to enjoy a nice dinner. Whatever your day holds, we want to hear about it. Good luck out there, everyone, and see you on the other side.

Marnie Shure is editor in chief of The Takeout.


Lord of the Ducks

Was planning to be out of town to avoid the chaos, but that fell through, so going to make some beef and barely stew, cuddle with my feather monsters, and watch the world burn. Will probably also make some dinner rolls from scratch.

Already voted last month and that was a freaking ordeal with my ballot not arriving and some other stuff going on. Election board was quick to respond and get me a new ballot. Was talking with one of my reps and apparently there were a bunch of people that never got their ballots, despite the system showing they were sent. An investigation is going on to figure shit out. So far looks like a technical issue (which knowing the state government is par for the course). Had to then drop off ballots in person (didn’t trust them arriving in time or at all by mail) and it was a mad house.

I’m torn this year. It is the second presidential race where I’m not working in news. Part of me wants to be out field producing dealing with the chaos, and part of me is glad to not potentially be in the middle of gunfire (that is not a fun experience) or riots (also not a fun experience). I worry about my friends and former colleagues that have to cover all this, especially those of color who I fear could be targeted by police and Trump supporters when things go south. The only surprise of the next few days/weeks will be if there is no violence in the streets.