Election Day is always one that’s rather exciting for those of us in politics because it’s what we’ve been working for the whole year (and in some cases, longer). But getting up at oh dark thirty to be all set up at the polls before they open at 6am and then spending all day on your feet greeting voters can be rather exhausting. I’m therefore still recovering from yesterday and its buildup.
For me, one of the great things about Election Day is being able to spend time with all the folks who are handing out sample ballots and do various other activities to help their candidates. I find it fascinating to hear what motivates them to spend the day standing out in the cold greeting folks, many of whom they’ve never met. Sometimes it’s a particular issue that got them involved while other times it’s a friendship with a particular candidate. I spent several hours with Supervisor Kathy Smith’s college roommate, for instance, who spent a couple days volunteering for her and does it every election. There’s usually at least something that’s sparked their interest though.
I’ll have some more stories from the election, breakdown of what the results mean, and what’s happening next over the next few days, but today’s being spent taking some time to rest up after the election.
I’ve met countless people who have been following the work I’ve been doing here and out in the community and it won’t be ending just because the election’s over. We still have the General Assembly session and our local government having to do the actual governing and, of course, the 2020 elections. So feel free to let me know about things you’d like to see covered and/or actions you’d like to see out in the community.