civic duty done … too bad it doesn’t matter

My absentee voter ballot is in the mail, because I am a good little American. Last year I voted much earlier … but I was lazy this year. Election Day this year is November 6, 2012, so I’m cutting it close.

I never vote straight party, and I spent a good chunk of time in studio today researching all the people on that ballot. Unfortunately no matter how I vote, it probably doesn’t matter. The state I’m voting in isn’t a swing state for the presidential election, and all the state and local positions have already been decided by the R or D by that candidate’s name. Oh well, I feel good voting anyhow.


civic duty – done! and you?

Have you registered to vote yet? Have you requested your absentee voter ballot? Election Day is in exactly one month on November 08, 2011. That means that if you haven’t registered, you’d better get on it!

Every state has different regulations, but for Texas, this Tuesday (October 11th) is the last day to register to vote. I’ve already filled my ballot, sealed it in an envelope, sealed that envelope in an envelope, and stuck a stamp on it. Now it’s just waiting to get mailed. The ballot was kind of boring this time, just some constitutional amendments that weren’t too interesting. Oh well. I like voting. It’s kind of like giving blood – I’m bit by bit checking things off my “good citizen” list.