When I first learned, back in the early days, that Phillip had opted to mail in his voter ballot, rather than visit a polling place, it surprised me. I didn’t even know it was an option for people able to easily get themselves to a polling place, for one thing. I also didn’t see the point, for another.
It really did make sense, however. I chose the option, as well. We take the time to read the voters’ pamphlet, at home. We read the mailings we’d received. We discuss the issues and the candidates. We take the time to make informed votes.
Most of the time, we vote alike. Sometimes, we don’t. We tend to vote for labor, for parks, for schools, for public transit – the Socialist issues, I suppose.
We’ve taken our ballots with us to the ocean, and mailed them from the coast.
At some point, King County switched to a mail-in-only voting system. There are no more polling places. It had no impact on us.
After we mailed our ballots in the last election, it occurred to me that there’s a ballot drop-box less than two blocks from Pioneer Square Station. It would have been just as easy to drop our ballots in the drop-box as in a mailbox. It would have been more direct, too.
We voted yesterday. We don’t usually wait to vote so close to election day. Then Phillip read that there’s a drop-box less than two blocks from Pioneer Square Station. Fortunately, he discovered that, and reminded me, before we stuck postage stamps to our ballots.
I dropped our ballots off on my way to work this morning.