Tuesday, November 8, 2011
With sixteen mayoral candidates and half a dozen hotly contested city ballot measures, the sheer volume of junk mail flyers and junk phone calls (both robotic and human--our favorite was last night's call where a computer voice declared "Hello! This is not a robocall!") has been frankly overwhelming. What a relief to step outside on a cool, crisp, sunny autumnal morning, walk down and around the corner to the polling place, stick your absentee ballot directly into the slot in the lid of the big red plastic box, slap your Ya Vote! sticker onto the lapel of your brand new bright blue winter coat and be on your way, secure in the knowledge that your civic duty is done for today.