During the Presidential election I worked at the Board of
Elections (BOE) for early voting and at the Library on McArthur Road on Election
Day. That was an exciting time for a lot
of people. Did I say a lot? I mean A LOT of people, and it was exciting for me
as well. The hours for Election Day were
very long, but with the amount of voters that came out, time went by
I’ve been asked to serve as a judge for our local election
this year for Mayor and other city offices.
I, of course, said yes and have already worked the primary. The primary is where you have more than two
candidates running against for the same position, i.e., Mayor. The
other candidates may have been for city council in certain districts’.
The district I worked in was CC 18 short for
Cross Creek 18.
We voted at Max Abbott
There are about 1582
residents in that district if my memory serves me right.
We had only Mayoral candidates on the ballot
at the primary for the district.
about 23% of registered voters come out and vote at the primary.
Not a bad number at all, according to the
I thought it should have been more,
but then again, I am not talking politics, I just work here.
I enjoy working and assisting voters do their civic
duty. I really like to meet people and I
get a chance to very briefly talk to some I know and some I don’t. So, if you are in district CC18, when you
come to vote on November 5, 2013, be sure to bring breakfast, lunch or dinner, for
me (just kidding!), but do take the time and say hello. The days are long and we
like having you being part of the excitement.
Not sure if you are going to vote or not? You got to be kidding me right? Get out there and vote! If you don’t know who to choose, talk to them
(there are forums or events) look them up on the net and take a look at their
platform. Talk to your neighbors, family
and friends. The most important thing
you can do is to vote.
If you don’t
vote, you can’t mope!
Good luck and God Bless,