Voting in California

Wow…today is the day my wife and I decided to complete our vote and now we’ll drive it to the Orange County Registrar of Voters to deliver it personally (vs. using the on-purpose-slowed-down U.S. Postal service).

We love our country and democracy and take our voting right as sacred, regardless of the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) cast on this election by that temporary occupant in the White House.

What a difference voting out here in California has been though. There were 12 Propositions on the ballot, each of which required a lot of study and consideration. The tough part is most, if not all of them, have some sort of unintended consequences which are very difficult to see in advance.

Hope everyone who votes here in CA considers these as carefully as we have, all while deeply appreciating the profound responsibility we all share in making the best decisions we can when voting.

Wherever you live in the United States, please vote…no matter what it takes to do so. If your state supports it, vote as early as you can. It’s a privilege, a right, and a duty.

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  1. Alan Geeves on October 19, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Those propositions made interesting reading. Its a very different system to what we have in New Zealand. Even so it’s the system you have and it works most of the time.

    The important things are to make your vote and accept the outcome whatever that ends up being.

    I do have views on your most important vote but as I am not an American it would be wrong for me to express them here.

    Has anyone else noticed that after the election the ones that complain loudest about the result are the ones that couldn’t be bothered voting.



  2. Steve Borsch on October 20, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    “The important things are to make your vote and accept the outcome whatever that ends up being.”
    No question Alan. Long ago I stopped worrying over things I could not control. All we can do is make our best effort.

    “Has anyone else noticed that after the election the ones that complain loudest about the result are the ones that couldn’t be bothered voting.”
    Absolutely. I must admit being stunned when the turnout for an election in the U.S. is under 60%! Many countries have either multi-day or a voting holiday to make it easy for people to get to the polls. Unfortunately our “conservative” GOP party does not want to make it easy for “the unwashed masses” to be able to easily vote, especially since many old, white guys like me are afraid of anyone who doesn’t look like them getting in to power. Sad, but true (and, by the way, that is NOT me!).

    “I do have views on your most important vote but as I am not an American it would be wrong for me to express them here.”
    Don’t be bashful. 😉



  3. alan geeves on October 20, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I am a citizen of both New Zealand and Great Britain. The only affects the US election has on me is whatever effects it has on international trade and relations. These are a fairly minor part of whats at stake in the USA today. As such my view isnt relevant or even helpful towards the outcome of your election.



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