So people keep mentioning in their Facebook updates that they went ahead and mailed their ballot in already. And Ace has been using that official pro/con pamphlet as bedtime reading.
Me? Not so much. I mean, it's not that I don't care about the election! I watched the conventions and all of the debates and I read the articles y'all are linking to and get all riled up. I always try to join in when the latest outrage is batted around at run club. Two weeks ago during what was supposed to be game-and-pizza night, Wendy B and I ganged up on Scooter to get him to see reason (he took it well) while Ace took his pizza into another room to fold laundry. And I admit that I continually kick myself for not having been a more fluent, better-informed advocate back when I was talking election in Pennsylvania and Ohio - I keep thinking of things I should have said!
But at the end of the day, it does not particularly matter for whom I vote for President. I'm in a blue state, and that's that.
Where I do fall down is where my vote actually could matter.
All those people running for local office! All the propositions!
In past elections, I have found myself Googling these people at the last second - weak. And relying on the pamphlet. And I'm doing it again!
So I'm putting this one out to you guys, because, while I am highly suspicious of anything printed on officially-bound newsprint (are both sides really equally valid?) I put my complete faith in the random commenters who drop by to give me advice under assumed names.
Help me out! Give me shortcuts!
The only propositions I have heard anything at all about are coincidentally the ones I happened to catch on Forum discussions during my drive to work. And annoyingly, those were the easy ones anyway: Yes on 2 and No on 8. The only other one I've come across is the Solar Energy one (7?) because Boots mentioned it in a comment two posts ago.
But I need more comments like that! Those of you who actually know what you're talking about, or if maybe you've heard a rumor circulating on a mass e-mail forward from your cousin - gimme what you got.