Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Picking And Choosing

There's an election around these here parts next week.  And while I rarely enjoy the lead up to an election, I'm at least glad that they limit the length of campaigning (and signage!)

I went to early vote this weekend and then didn't have the patience to stand in line.  Long line last time I early voted too, so maybe this time I'll just wait until the actual election day... they have more booths so in theory it may actually be faster than the smaller-sized advance voting setup.

I rarely talk politics with anyone... for a lot of reasons, but I've tentatively asked a few friends which way they were leaning and we all sort of agree it's the best of the worst sort of thing...

Like, none of the options are all that great so which kind of not so awful one are you going to go with...

Voting is a weird thing sometimes because it really doesn't feel like your one vote will change anything at all, but... that's exactly how it works.  A whole bunch of one votes....

One of the main parties completely change the colours of their signage this year, which I found interesting for a number of reasons.

I would also like to see some research on how effective those signs that people stick around all over the place actually are.

Like, I imagine it's meant to help me remember a name?  But when I get there to vote the names are there with the parties anyway.... and I'm not going to be influenced by seeing a sign.

Maybe the theory is that if you see a whole lot of signs of one person in your riding you decide not to split your vote?  I don't know.

So yeah, election this month (next week) and then the signs will all just go back away for a while. 

3 Comments:

Anonymous Elliott said...

Being able to vote is an awesome thing. Listening to all the campaigning before the voting is the worst.

In my opinion, there needs to be significantly more accountable to the words during the campaigning. If a candidate promises something and it turns out to be a ploy for votes, there should be consequences. I don't know what or how, but there should be some consequence.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:55:00 am  
Blogger kandijay said...

Best of the worst. That sums up the 2016 US election. :/

Except there really was no best worst. They were all worst. Worster than ever before...

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 11:35:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Man, consequences would be nice E... sigh.

Kandijay, that was so difficult to watch.... US elections often are, they seem to be polarizing no matter what :(

Friday, May 05, 2017 4:01:00 pm  

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