Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The loneliest election

At 11 a.m., there were four lonely volunteers at the Tracy Community Center handing out ballots.

As I approached the table, they said that they were happy to have me there (not because my reputation preceded me, but because they were just glad that someone — anyone — had given them something to do). Evidently, voter turnout has not been great today.

But there's still plenty of time. Go down to your local polling place and give the civic-minded folks there something to do. And tell them "Thank you" while you do it.

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