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November 4th, 2008
12:43 PM ET

The scene at Warren T. Jackson Elementary

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Matt Minton
AC360° Staff

My friendly neighborhood Warren T. Jackson Elementary polling place in Fulton County, GA had coffee service and fresh bakery goods served by the school kids and local girl scouts. All in all, the total process; waiting in line, eating a muffin, downing my 1st cappuccino of the day, and pulling the lever took under an hour...not bad!

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Ellen in MD

    Excellent idea getting the kids involved. I would have the kids write a paper on their experience and for extra credit read it in class.

    November 4, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  2. Kristie in Denver

    Glad to see you voted KGW! 🙂 CNN does have excellent election coverage!

    November 4, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  3. Suvro Banerji

    Not bad at all, Matt...

    For the first time ever, public schools here in Mizzou (Columbia, Missouri) are closed to make voting easier. Kids are all over the place- cheering for their candidates. Granted they can't vote; but they are equally excited about this election. Democracy at its very best!

    November 4, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  4. Patricia in Ohio

    That is wonderful. Kids need to be a part of this historical event and realize how important it is to have and utilize the right to vote.

    November 4, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  5. Sharon Kitchen

    That was a very good treat for very early voters to find...........
    congrats......to the kids and the idea ....................................

    Also, thank you cnn for all the reporting you do.....................................

    November 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  6. carrie richard

    Wow...makes me wish i'd gone to my regular voting place on Pico/Fairfax here in LA! lol I spent three hours early voting to get it done...we had a tent and chairs...but no coffee or muffins! I did however, get a few "I voted" stickers!

    November 4, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  7. Jenny Rome Ga

    What a cool idea to gets the children involved in this election. Cool.

    November 4, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
  8. Ali Khan

    I want to thank the whole team at CNN for giving the best election coverage! You all made a big difference, Thank You!

    November 4, 2008 at 12:47 pm |