- There are no polling booths.
- No hanging chads.
- No cute elderly people sitting at a table helping you find your dang name in that dang book. (Oh? I’ve come to the wrong booth? GREAT!!)
- No walking into a school/church/golf course (we once voted at a golf course in Utah, no kidding?) with your three little kids hanging on you while you try to read the impossibly small, small print about an election measure you cannot begin to decipher.
Because the writing is:
"Shall (County) voters adopt a proposed (County) charter and become a Home Rule county under (State) law? "
What? Adopt a what, to do what?
How should I know how many commissioners are needed to run a county? I just need to know whether it’s gonna be MacNCheese or Nuggets for lunch. ThankYouVeryMuch.
So? How’d you vote?
Did your vote count this year?
We manage to live in extremely hot or cold areas. Brooklyn? Dems and leaning so far to the left we barely spoke the same language.
Utah? Um yeah, the OPPOSITE. Same result.
I end up in the middle wherever I am, whatever my slant. Here in lil ole Southern Oregon? Kind of weird. Oregon as a whole? Liberal, hangs to the left. My new town? VERY conservative, as in puts Utahns to shame, righty tighty they are. Current position for me? Again. In the middle. And I almost didn’t vote at all. Neither candidate is making me very happy with the nasty rhetoric and negative marketing. One’s um..old. The other? Lately seems so slippery?
I did make my decision. Then I placed my ‘mail-in only ballot’ in the drive-up ballot box outside city hall.
- No one even noticed that I voted.
- No one gave me a sticker. (humph)
- No one gave my 4yrold a lollipop.
I did my thing and drove away. Did you?