Just got back from voting. A bit of an odd ballot with only about four positions (Governor, U.S. Representative, and two state legislative posts) and one state constitutional amendment on the ballot. The two state races were uncontested so it meant only two real decisions to make. Not like the situation that voters in so many districts find themselves confronted with. Nonetheless it felt good to vote. It's an essential part of all of our roles as citizens in a democratic society to vote for those who are going to represent us and to hold our elected representatives accountable for the votes they take while in office. I think maybe a lot of us have been back-sliding a bit on our responsibility but I think this election that won't be so much the case.
I hope you all voted too. At the end of the day, we may disagree on who should represent us but we all need to let our voices be heard.