Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Strange Days

Apparently, there was nothing and no one for whom to vote on Tuesday. I made a comment about not knowing anything about voting this year and was chastised on Facebook and heard nothing but crickets on Twitter. But there was no voting here.

I drove by the church where we normally vote and it was dead. No flags. No signs reading "Vote Here." Nothing. It's as if COMO was in a strange alternate America where voting doesn't happen.

Admittedly, I don't read the paper enough, but I don't remember anyone saying anything about not voting. Even the schools were out like last year for voting day. No one told me that there would be no voting on the first Tuesday in November.

Why was there nothing on a ballot of any kind here in COMO? What does this say about our right to vote? What does it say about the times in which we live?

I don't know for sure. I assume there were no tax hikes or school issues due to the crummy economy. We are only one year removed from a pretty big election year in '08. I guess there were no decisions for COMO-ians to make this year.

It's probably for the better. We have our mayor for at least another year. The schools are still working on regaining the public's trust. Oh, and we didn't get the opportunity to take away any one's civil rights..well, not since '04.

Still, I feel we missed out. I had no chance to exercise my right to vote like so many others on Tuesday. Maybe next year.


ATR said...

I am appalled that the new superintendent would eat "his chicken nuggets (but not his green beans)." What sort of nutritional example is he setting for elementary-age students? That's a deal breaker, ladies!

Jerry and Dena said...

Ohio's biggie was to allow the building of gambling casinos - oh boy! It passed, but of course, many school issues did not - what does that say about priorities?!