When I awoke this morning to the pale blue sky and sunshine, my first thought was why couldn't it have been this nice yesterday, Tuesday. To those of you who braved the weather to get out and vote, I give my praise to you.
At 5:30 a.m., as I drove to the voter station I was assigned to, the thoughts I had were "why would anyone want to get out in this weather". As my fellow workers arrived we prepared the voting station. The positive ladies of the church had their baked goods out and ready for the voters to select on their way to vote. Certainly someone would come? This was a primary election to choose the candidate they want to run for office in the regular election. This particular day we only had one office and three candidates, the purpose, to eliminate one of the candidates. By 6:45 a.m. we were ready to go. At 6:50 a.m. we had a voter waiting for the polls to open. We serve two wards, and as voters came, we continued to wonder if we would hit 100 and we did. It was a slow day, and the percentage was low but, thank you to the voters who braved the weather to celebrate your obligation to vote.
Once you are registered and keep on voting, you never have to register again. If you move, stop in at the City Hall and they will put your name on the rolls of your new voting place. This is important because if the polls are busy, you may have to wait and re-register, because if you miss a few elections, your name will be removed from the rolls.
Make sure you are registered in the right place, a phone call to City Hall is easy to make.
And thank you for voting.
Vida Ann Allen