Civics 101: My duty, my obligation, and my pleasure.

Boom. Done.

I love having the ballot box just down the street. A nice walk, some fresh air, and my civic duty is done.

And no, I don’t miss the “community-building” elements of single-day polling place voting at all. It was stressful and occasionally inconvenient, and they weren’t even offering cookies any more. And drop-off balloting creates a higher participation level, which is a marker of success other states should seek to emulate.

Talking to my mom last night, she was fascinated by drop-off balloting, and asked why more states don’t do that.
“You know why they don’t,” I said.
“Oh. yeah.”

 

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