Voting experience

A piece of cake even in pouring rain. Of course, like other COVID Cowards, I voted absentee so I drove a half mile or so to Vet’s Park, got out of Cygnus, and dropped it into the box. The election isn’t until next week.

It is legal here in the Great Lake State to vote absentee any time for any reason. I have still been applying one election at a time but I’m thinking I might sign up to have all ballots mailed to me. If we ever get out of this blasted plague, I can then choose whether or not I want to use the absentee or walk to the polls, which are almost literally in my back yard. Except when I’m outta town…

Shhhh… Don’t tell my neighbor how I voted. There were four proposals and I knocked them all down, “socialist” [sarcasm] that I am 🐽 Why? Well, I am not an expert about understanding ballot language but it seemed like three of them would provide the city administrator (manager in some cities) more power to spend money without oversight. We run through these administrators as if they were a dime a dozen and I’m just not sure I trust them. Of course, I don’t particularly trust a lot of city council members either. I mean that in a generic way. I don’t (usually) have a vendetta against any particular person. It’s more that I question whether they know what they’re doing, especially when it comes to money.

The fourth proposal I had to think about a bit. Ranked choice voting. I am intrigued by the concept, from what little I’ve been able to grasp about how it works. Again. If it gets voted in, does that mean we immediately switch to it? I always want to ask about unintended consequences and whether they’ve been thought through. In this case, I don’t think so. I also think a huge majority of our voters don’t have a clue what ranked choice voting means. It’s hard enough to get people out to vote as it is. Throwing something complicated at them?

My neighbor? She works for the city in a climate sustainability management position. Yes, I live next door to a local “celebrity”. If you listen to local NPR stations sometimes they interview her. I really like her and her husband and their kid is a kick (as Radical Betty sometimes called people she enjoyed). I actually agree with her political positions. But not sure how we get there. I mean we would probably have to retool our house HVAC system and we won’t even talk about cars except to say that we don’t drive electric cars for really good reasons that involve 1) TOWING things and 2) THE YOOPERLAND!

So we’ll see where that all goes. DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a climate change denier. Aaaand lots of complicated unfinished thoughts about all that but I will move on for tonight. With any luck, I can maybe manage to steam some broccoli without burning it 🐽🐽🐽

2 Responses to “Voting experience”

  1. Margaret Says:

    We had ranked choice voting for a while but somehow, through some snafu, a true lunatic got into office. I hope it’s better now than it was then.

  2. L4827 Says: