Professor’s flexible schedule makes polling glitch tolerable

4:18 p.m.

Kerby Miller was told to leave the library this morning.

He was not being too loud or shooed out by an irritated librarian. He was only exercising his right to vote. Or trying, anyway.

Miller, 65, was one of many to come to the Columbia Public Library only to find that his polling location had been relocated.

Miller was in good spirits about the switch, explaining that he is lucky to have the convenience of a flexible schedule so he could go elsewhere and vote. Others, he said, are not so lucky.

Miller might have been less forgiving this morning “if I were in a real hurry, if I were in a real job,” he said, referring to the nontraditional hours he keeps as a professor at MU.

Demonstrating the freedom of an elastic schedule, Miller walked, but did not run, to his car. He started the engine and drove to his polling place.

— Bailey Brewer

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