Off To The Polls

No posts tomorrow, my friends. I’m performing a vital civic duty and I’ll be busy all day.

Not voting–that was already accomplished last Thursday. I’ve taken a vacation day to step forward and serve as an election official tomorrow. It will be up early to get to the polls an hour before opening. Then we have fourteen hours of voting. Then transitting totals and closing down.

I don’t know why I didn’t do this years ago. I noted many elderly people at the “school of instruction” last week, but only about a half-dozen at my age or younger.

Remember that your state may permit election day registration, as Iowa does. If so, it will be worth your while to stand in line, count a group of votes, and be counted as a citizen. We in Iowa are ready for you, even if the lines are to be long.

If you’re voting at the Ames Public Library tomorrow, you may see me. Otherwise, drop a thank-you to the election workers in your voting location. And after you hand off your ballot, walk with a spring in your step. You’re an American. You deserve to have a feeling of pride and patriotism.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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3 Responses to Off To The Polls

  1. FrMichael says:

    I thanked the poll workers for serving the community when I voted this morning. Thanks to you, Todd.

  2. Fran says:

    My mother was a poll worker for so many years. What an inspiring post you write- now that my life is more settled than it has ever been, I think I better do this next year.

    Thank you!

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