It’s hard to believe the civic election is upon us tomorrow. Unlike a federal election, we don’t seem to inundated with all the usual crap that comes with an election, and that’s a good thing.
Aside from a couple of robo-calls from the Mayor’s office and a pamphlet or two in the mailbox, I haven’t really heard much about anything. I know the nightly TV news runs a short blurb on candidates on a nightly basis, but aside from what’s happening in my ward, I really haven’t paid much attention.
I’ve talked to a few people over the course of the last few weeks who have told me they won’t be voting. Really? Apparently they have no interest in who’s running this time around. Fair enough. You don’t have to vote, but couldn’t these people find at least one candidate that tickles their fancy?
“It’s just the same old, same old” is the phrase we hear a lot around election time. People don’t feel that one person can change things, and that’s probably true. But why not put someone who has a little something on the ball in office? I think things have been running rather smoothly in our fine city for a while and I’d like it to stay that way.
My wife and I will be casting our ballots tomorrow when she gets home from work. It’s a good feeling knowing that we’ve exercised our right to vote.
At least when you vote, you’ve got a right to complain!