I voted in the primary today. I don't think I've ever voted in a primary before. I didn't know you have to declare your party. I usually consider myself independent, but if you select Nonpartisan you only get to vote for Nonpartisan candidates. Apparently the list is short. I chose Democrat so I could vote for Obama. I didn't get to vote in many other races though. My area is dominantly Republican and in many races there are no democrats running.
I decided to become an election judge. My grandparents did it until they couldn't. I asked at the poll how to sign up and the guy said they were desperate for people. It is still run mostly by senior citizens. I'll go to the county building this month to apply.
Update: Wil had me nodding along with his reasons for voting for Obama. He said it better than I could and quoted people that said it better than he felt he could.