In normal times – – and 2020 cannot be considered “normal times” on so many levels – – I implore folks quadrennially on Election Day to get out and vote. It is a right conferred on people by their citizenship; it is a responsibility to one’s citizenship to exercise that right.
This year, Election Day may well be inconvenient for voting given the potential for higher turnout, stringent checks on the identity and the status of someone showing up to vote and the always possible threat of inclement weather in early November. My long-suffering wife and I decided that we would take advantage of our retirement status and go out to vote today – – a Wednesday – – in the middle of the day. When we arrived at our polling place and the two of us joined the line, we doubled the number of people in line waiting to vote. It was as simple and as convenient a process as could be expected.
So, this year, let me urge everyone to get out and vote before Election Day or on Election Day or by mail or by sending up a white puff of smoke from your chimney. I do not endorse candidates; my political opinions are not important to you. I do not want to know for whom you decide to vote; that is none of my business.
Please, just vote !