Today, November 8th, is election day in the United States. In my state, the polls close at 8pm this evening.
In my company, approximately once every two months, we have a deployment day, which is basically when everyone in my department is at work from 2pm to about 10pm, and it's assumed that nobody really leaves work during that time.
However, I was not able to vote this morning for personal reasons. Our state has early voting, so I really should have voted in the past couple of days. However, I didn't, and that's my fault.
How should I go about dealing with this? Should I accept the fact that I should have voted early (I knew that our deployment day would be on the 8th)? Should I talk to my boss and try to get out of deployment for an hour to go vote, which would make some people very unhappy?
Finally, I live in a state where my vote could potentially be important. Thanks for your help!