Part of the Process, Part Two

I’m up a bit later tonight than I’d hoped. My alarm is going off tomorrow at 4:20. AM. My lunch is ready for packing in the fridge, my clothes are laid out ready to be worn. I am taking a pen, a notebook, and my cellphone (off). I’m nervous, which I did not expect. I can’t put my finger on it, it’s either an excited nervous, or a truly anxious nervous. It’s a grave responsibilty, to hold someone’s franchise as your responsibility, and I’m both excited about enabling folks, and scared that I might screw it up.

Tomorrow night, late, I’ll be posting my reflections on the day. If there’s anything you want to know about working as an election officer in Arlington, please leave it in the comments, and I’ll be glad to answer it as part of my entry tomorrow night.

Vote tomorrow. It’s your franchise, your county, your city, your community. Engage yourself. Don’t just sit back and yell, vote and be part of the system. Don’t like how it’s run? Run for office yourself. Be part of the system. Be part of the process.

3 Comments so far

  1. Stacey (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 9:58 am

    Or don’t vote for a specific office, like me, which is still exercising your right to refuse to elect idiots.

    This is my first time abstaining in a federal seat (Senate) – it feels kind of liberating to know I didn’t help elect either turd that will win.

  2. It's ok to hold your nose (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 11:25 am

    No offense, but the war and budget are too important to sit out on – it becomes your own fault if you don’t vote (which is what you are doing).

    Vote for someone you find less offensive – even if it means crossing party lines or voting for an independent candidate.

  3. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

    Hey Anony, she showed up and expressed her opinion. Save the criticism for the ones who didn’t go to the polls.

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