Time to get dressed and go vote this morning. A Senate race and Congressional race on the ballot, both are easily predictable outcomes, but there are a lot of close races across the country. We also have a bond issue and a State Constitutional question on the ballot. The Bond issue is a routine transportation bond, under Virginia law the county can't sell bonds without voter approval. The State Constitutional question I didn't know about until yesterday, it would allow a property tax exemption for surviving spouses of military personnel killed in the line of duty. So the surviving spouse who is drawing a survivors pension for life, would get a break on property taxes - I know how I am going to vote on that one.
I have missed a couple of elections in my adult life. I was busy and skipped a governors election in Florida one time, I spent the next four years telling myself, I can't complain about the moron governor I didn't vote for him, I didn't vote against him. He was still a moron! I missed an election when I started working in DC and was still registered to vote in Kentucky. I couldn't make it back there to vote, and I was not registered here. Again I lost my right to complain about the officials elected in that election.
Go vote! Earn your right to complain about our elected officials.