You may have heard that there’s an election tomorrow. Unless you’ve been living… I don’t know where. I suspect that even people in caves or under rocks are aware that there’s an election tomorrow. And I say this every time there’s an election. Go. Vote. I don’t care who you’re voting for. Just do it. Exercise your right to vote.
But that’s not completely true.
I do care who you’re voting for. Of course I do. I want the candidates I’m voting for to win. (And you can probably guess which candidates those are.)
I’m not saying I want you to tell me. Unless you really want to tell me. We have a secret ballot. Who you choose to vote for isn’t my business. But of course I care. I have strong opinions about the purpose of government. In general, one candidate represents my opinions and the other doesn’t. So I don’t really want you to vote for the other one.
But even if you’re going to vote for someone else. Even if I don’t agree with your politics, I still think you should vote.
Even if you don’t want to vote for either of them, I still think you should show up to the polls. You can leave that part of your ballot blank. There’s a lot more going on this election that what’s at the top of the ballot.
There’s still time. This election, I highly recommend Google for finding out about the people on your ballot. I picked up the League of Women Voters non-partisan guide at the library, but I still had to Google in order to find info about the local library board and school board candidates.
The election is tomorrow. I hope all of you who are eligible go and vote. I’ll be at the polls* once I drop Anna off at school.
*Wearing white. In case you haven’t figured out my politics by now.