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Voting! - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Voting!
I get giddy when I vote. It was only local positions up, and no referenda, but I still get giddy. I almost forgot it was Tuesday, but I got an automated call from a candidate reminding me, so off I scooted off to my polling place.

Sadly, there was no line whatsoever, which means not much of a turnout. Bah. I guess I wasn't the only one who said, "Whoa, dude... it's Tuesday?" Either that, or a lot of people really don't care who's mayor, or who's on the city council. Next time, I'm going to educate myself better on the council candidates. That's my resolution.
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rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: November 8th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
You only got one automated call? I got twenty!
gentlespirit From: gentlespirit Date: November 8th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I guess I do miss some things only using a cell phone.

I like it when other people get giddy, because I do, too. I think part of it is from wanting to vote for so long before I was onld enough to, and just remembering that now I do get to do something.
heatherhobbit From: heatherhobbit Date: November 9th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know anything about the elections this year. It was mostly just city council, and I just wasn't into it as much as I usually am.
keestone From: keestone Date: November 9th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I sent in my absentee ballot 3 weeks ago, and I still went around all day today thinking "It's election day!" Of course, the CA elections are pretty high profile again this year. I spent way too much time trying to track the money trail for some of the referenda. I've been wishing for the past couple weeks that I could be home and watch mayoral debates and stuff. It's really annoying to get news on who said what about various policies after you voted.

The choice for city councilmembers was amusing. I decided not to vote for Robert E. Lee. I didn't vote for James Morrison either, but I was sorely tempted.

They should make Election Day a national holiday. That would be one way to make people less likely to forget.
arclevel From: arclevel Date: November 9th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I voted. Of course, my ballot consisted of one uncontested city council slot and a ballot proposal that isn't terribly likely to affect my life one way or another (and will likely only have very limited impact on anyone *else's* life either). But I voted. The ladies at the polling place said people were coming through steadily, but it looked like they were trickling, if that was the case.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 9th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello. Don't we have a good friend who used to run a council member's office? :)

Heh, yeah, but not in my district. And, well, definitely a Party guy, so how can I know what he'll say about the guy against his guys, eh?
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