Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Picking And Choosing
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.