Monday, November 03, 2014

Five for Five*

Tomorrow is election day. We have a couple of pretty hotly contested races. The ads have been furious and the rhetoric fierce. Thankfully, early voting opened up a bit over a week ago and I was able to get my voiting in several days ago.

If a mailing I received a few days ago is to be believed, this election will make the the fifth straight in which I've voted. Again, if the mailing is to be believed, the habit of voting is typical behavior for my neighborhood.
The purpose of this mailing, beyond touting my voting habits and comparing same with that of my neighbors, extolling our excellent active participation in the process, was to remind me (and the other recipients of this particular mailing) that November 4th is Election Day!   Go. Vote

I don't know (yet) out of whose pocket the dimes for this mass mailing came. I do consider the spending of these dimes an egregious waste--reminding folks who have voted in four of the last four elections--that election day is near. I am willing to bet that most (like me) had already cast their ballot prior to receipt of the postcard.

Then again, perhaps the mailing was so massive that it included folks with less than four stars on their election activity record, though I can't imagine the wording of such a missive. Still, do these folks care that Tuesday is Election Day?
Perhaps some do. I'm holding out hope that most do care and that most (who haven't already) will indeeded
vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Polls open at 6 AM.

*of course I've voted consistently since becoming of age.



  1. My state does not have early voting. You can get an absentee ballot if you won't be in town on election day, or can't get to the polls, but other than that, you get one chance.

    I got one of those cards too. I have never missed an election in my life, but those cards got some very negative reactions here. Sort of like shaming people who have missed an election or two.

    I will just be very grateful when my phone stops ringing with yet another robo call.

    1. I am so thankful for the early voting program. The last few cycles I've been able to vote without taking any time off work and avoid long lines.

      I haven't heard (or read) of any reaction to the mailings in my town. I think most tend to take those kinds of things in stride.

  2. You never know when it motivated someone to vote who would have written it off despite doing in the last 4 years. Then again, for everyone else who was voting anyway, it just gave them something to recycle.

    We'll be voting tomorrow.

    1. True. True.

      Hope the votng went well.

  3. Good for you for voting.

    1. It is an honor and cherished responsibility.

  4. I've voted every single year since I was eligible. I don't get people who don't vote.

  5. As they say, 'If you don't vote, you can't complain.' Although, the complainers are more active than the voters, by far.


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