Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
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My civic duty

So, I voted yesterday. New Mexico has early voting and so I thought I would take advantage of it so I don't have to worry about next week. Judging from the line at the County Commissioners office, many people had the same idea. So I waited in line and read the voter's guide. I really hate electing judges. There were so many of them and there was no really good way of knowing their qualifications. I used the nice new touch screen machines that records your vote on a little "credit card." At least there is some physical record of my vote, unless someone goes running through the office with a speaker magnet.

It felt good to vote. It felt like I was doing my part to keep this democracy going despite all of its flaws. I was happy to see so many other people eager to be counted as well. I really just don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to vote, especially this year. I suppose if you got off work on Tuesday and saw a line a mile long you might be tempted to say, "screw it!" but this is an event that happens only once every 4 years (I'm talking presidential elections). Make the effort! Plus county commissioners have made voting easier with early voting and absentee ballots. There really is no excuse.

And I'm getting sick of hearing about "disenfranchised voters." You knew the election was going to be held in November, so why did you wait until October to register or realize that your registration was outdated or incorrect? You know, this election stuff has been on the t.v. for a few months now, shouldn't you get a clue? And if someone is playing around with your registration, RAISE A STINK! I keep hearing about these unbelievable stories of people being thrown off the rolls for no reason. Are they true or just propaganda? Democrats trading crack for registrations?!? Minorities being threatened for trying to register in major urban counties? I can't believe half the stuff I hear.

I just want next Tuesday to come and go. Then the real circus can begin. And as a gov't employee, I will just keep on working to keep this country going no matter who the boss will be.
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