inessential by Brent Simmons

Election Day!

It’s voting day!

I’m a big dork about it—I always love voting, whether or not I expect to be happy with the election results.

Sadly, Washington state is switching to vote-by-mail—this may be the last time Sheila and I have the ritual of walking down to the local poll (a Methodist church about three blocks from here), signing in, and casting our vote. I very much like voting in person—it makes me feel connected to the tradition of voting, to the centuries of voters before me.