Monday, November 1, 2010

I voted

Attention, candidates, campaigners and pollsters:

You can stop bothering me now.

Thanks to the wonders of the modern mail-in ballot, I have already cast my vote. I have registered my decision on all the candidates, the ballot issues, and the judges up for retention. You can tell your hired guns to stop calling me between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 or 10 p.m. You can stop leaving junk mail in my mailbox and flyers at my front door.

And next time, please treat the campaign more like a job interview and less like a playground mud-slinging contest. I'm not going to vote for you if all I hear from you is how bad your opponent is. I know your experts tell you that negative campaigning works, but it didn't work for me.

Please don't insult me by asking me how I voted. In previous blog entries, I've given you some clues as to how I was inclined to vote. But one of the things I like best about the USAnian political system is that ballots are secret ballots.

1 comment:

The Springs Gardner Family said...

I haven't received a call trying to bully me into revealing my vote after I voted for a few years. I told the caller that it was a secret ballot for a reason and that I wasn't about to divulge anything. The caller persisted by telling me that it's ok to tell her because it's for a survey. I was a social science major, and appreciate the value of surveys. Still, this crosses the line. They can wait until all the precincts report to find out. They don't need to know a few hours before hand how everyone voted!