I’m one of those seniors who thought they would take part in the advance polling opportunity in Kamloops. I went to my station, in the United Church on St. Paul Street, early to beat the crowd. After waiting 25 minutes I left the line to return later when it wasn’t quite so busy. The second time looked more promising as I could actually see around the corner and there were only about 15 people in front of me. Twenty five minutes later I was at the beginning of the line. There were actually two lines for two different areas in Kamloops. I still couldn’t understand what was taking so long. Two people beside me had their voting cards and a passport. Apparently not good enough…they needed to match the address with the voters card. The woman pulled out her drivers license but she had to vouch for her husband so he could vote. I saw others in similar situations. When I got to the door of the voting room there was only one cubical per line-up. Seriously. Then I finally got to my turn. I couldn’t move to the table before the previous voter had his ballot in the box. Finally it was my turn. The gentleman couldn’t find my name….he was searching back and forth between pages. I spelled it again…he was still having problems. I looked down at the list and was told by the woman beside him to please not look at papers on the desk. I just thought I would help him find my name. He finally says, “Got it”. I was beginning to wonder if he could even spell….he was taking so long. I guess my point is, “What a cluster*#*+.” I honestly thought that if it was a first time person voting they probably would have turned away and not returned. Also, if I had been told I didn’t have the correct identification even though I had picture ID on a passport I probably would have walked away discouraged. I have to say if this is the polling station on Election Day there is no hope everyone is going to be able to cast their votes on time. You need to get down there and check it out. It’s an embarrassment to say the very least that our city has set up this pathetic voting station for our community.