Even though it’s not a big election year, and just our local folks are running, it’s still important to get out and vote. These are the people who decide how the schools will run, the services that will be provided, and how your tax dollars will be spent. These are also the people that you can speak to in person and will listen to you when you have an idea, question or problem.
In my town, the election consists of the Town Council, Board of Education and Constable. These are all volunteer positions, and the people who run do so because they care about the community and citizens.
Since we live in a small town, I stopped to talk with people I have known for many years. In the half-hour that I spent at the polling place, I saw a high school friend’s mom, my high school’s secretary, my elementary school bus driver, four people who went to high school with me, one person who went to college with me, the owner of my favorite local seafood place, and my cousin who is running for BOE. I have to say that I had fun chatting with everyone!
So… Did you vote today?