Hubbs noticed it before I did: stacks of political mail – all addressed to me. Multiple phone messages – left for me. Campaign workers at door asking to speak – with me.
You see as a new citizen, as soon as I could vote, I did.
And I’ve not missed an opportunity to since being granted that privilege.
Yes, it’s a bit disconcerting that my voting record is accessible to the pollsters.
But then I think about how when I use my “frequent shopper card” at the grocery store some marketing guy somewhere knows what kind of dish soap I prefer, too.
I heard yesterday that only 30% of eligible voters are expected to turn out for today’s Primary.
Elections are the foundation of our free country, but they are only effective if you take part.
I believe that every vote counts and, for that reason, I’m headed to the polls now.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln