So, how convenient was my convenience center for voting today? The actual voting went smoothly and quickly, but the overall experience was less convenient than the old way. My nearest center, Mike Marr Gym, is twice as far from my house as my old precinct polling place. Knowing only that the Gym was a convenience center, I went to the front of the gym. There a sign said to go down the stairs, but no stairs were visible. The front doors, which could have led to stairs, were locked.