Counted

She flipped to the last page of the book. That, too, was the last drop from her water jug.

She waited. Morning... noon...

"Number 456..!" Her heart skipped a beat.

Choosing five, she carefully shaded the ovals. She stood beside the digital counting machine.

"Verifying your ballot... scanning complete... congratulations!"
“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” ~Adlai E. Stevenson
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