“People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.”
Walter H. Judd (American politician and statesman, 1898-1994)
TIME: 10:41 PM
The kids were off today for the second day of school conferences (mine had theirs yesterday) and it was also Election Day. Oh joy. I performed my civic duty by filling in the little circles on the scannable ballot. I don’t like it - it reminds me of all of the tests I took back in my college days – belch! Not a good memory to have while making important voting decisions. Nevertheless, I completed the task of filling out the ballot; I walked it over to the scanning machine; I fed it into the scanner; my vote was counted and then I received my prize – the ubiquitous “I Voted” sticker. I think it goes quite well with my pink hoodie.