Her husband beat her to it. He already voted from their IP address, before she got the satisfaction of hitting the VOTE button. This whole election thing is starting to remind her of the junior high and high school election days.
She thinks it would be more satisfying if she could see the vote totals at the end of each day. She has been doing a little research around the web and found some interesting things.
First of all, a few specifics to the contest:
"Voting will be open for four weeks, during which time, entrants are encouraged to get their friends and family involved and voting for their favorite Real Savvy candidate. The top five most-voted-for-moms will be included in the top ten finalists; the other five finalists will be chosen by Julie Still and Lucky 7 Casting. All ten finalists will then be judged by the program's casting director based on criteria including personality, articulation, on-camera ease, charm, and originality. Contest winners will be chosen based on a combination of highest audience votes and the judge's score. The new hosts will be announced on March 1, 2007, and presented with a six-month contract to co-host the award-winning television program."
Well, the March 1st deadline came and went, and the voting is only open 10 days, not four weeks, but hopefully the rest of it is accurate.
She also has found a lot of blogger support. Here are the blogs that are trying to rock her vote:
Sugar and Spice
And finally, the most fascinating of all is the grand total of 496 hits to her website yesterday, and yes they are unique for the month. Their were 81 the day before that, and so far this morning, at posting, 31...so the traffic has been unexpected.
Today she is going to try to catch up on life that was missed by the strep. Her throat is even better today. Thank goodness. Now, she is going to go spread the word on voting. VOTE!