Tuesday, October 23, 2012
But I don't like vote-by-mail because I like the idea of the community coming together to vote. You meet your neighbors,you put some effort into voting, and I always took my kids to inculcate them in the responsibilities of being a citizen. But since vote-by-mail it's sorta "hey, kids, I'm voting" and they glance up from the X-Box (actually, they are all of voting age now; scary thought). Plus it seems vote-by-mail has too many ways to game the system (one woman registered her dog to vote).
Unfortunately, I live in a very blue state so my vote for president doesn't really matter, much. But it still feels important to vote and there's a lot of "down ballot" votes, too (Senator, Congressman, etc.). Just wish I didn't have to wait two weeks to find out who won.