Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vote Early & Vote Often (097/365)

2009 04 07 IMG_3419 
"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd president of the United States, 1882–1945)

TIME: 12:27 PM
PLACE:  H-- R-- School
SUBJECT: Polling place sign

Today was an election day.  Our city had a mayoral, several township and school board races for the citizens to cast there votes.  The mayor was unopposed, as were some township and school board positions.  At 12:20pm, I was only the 24th person to cast my vote.  I think when HandsomeHusband voted around 5pm, he was about number 53.  That's not a good turnout.  I'm thinking the numbers were low because first: many races were unopposed, and second: there was no local or bond issues for people to get worked up about...therefore, voter apathy prevailed.  But, still, I'm glad I went and did my civic duty by voting. 

7 comments:

Monica said...

Voting is the one thing everyone should feel compelled to do! I think local election suffered due to the Presidential election being such a L-O-N-G process just 5 months ago! Can you say voter burn-out?

Mari said...

I'm glad you voted too. I think no one should complain if they don't take the time to vote!

Dot O said...

Yup! I think our primary is next month. Turnout here for these is usually very light.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Monica - I'm sure burnout had a lot to do with it...although other precincts with bond issues and more contested races had higher turnouts than ours did.

Mari - I always vote so I can complain with a clear conscience! ;)

Dot O - Don't you forget to vote next month. ;)

bentonflocke said...

I think everybody should vote!

Michelle said...

I'm 41 and I haven't missed a single opportunity to vote since turning 18.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

bentonflocke - You are so right!

Michelle - That's so great...I think I may have missed one or two opportunities when I was in college, but definately not since I graduated in 1989.

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