Swamplot Sponsor: Your Representative Democracy

Voting Signs, Houston

Today’s sponsor is folks urging you to vote. Please vote.

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Today — in case you hadn’t heard — is election day. To the many of you who voted early, via absentee ballot, or earlier today: Thanks for helping make our representative democracy more representative! As you know, there’s a whole lot more than just the presidency on the ballot. Representatives who will make decisions about our neighborhoods, our schools, and many other aspects of our environment are up for election. Judges who will make decisions about lawsuits and criminal cases are on the ballot. And there’s at least one proposition for you to vote on, depending where you live.

If you’re registered to vote, but haven’t voted yet and it doesn’t seem likely that you will, here’s a simple message for you: Not voting means that people who are far less thoughtful and intelligent than you, who don’t care about the things you care about, or with whom you actively disagree will make these decisions for you. If that doesn’t sit well with you, there’s good news! You have until 7 pm in most local jurisdictions to show up, make some easy or hard choices, and make a difference.

In Harris County, you can find voting information at the county clerk’s website by going to harrisvotes.com. (Here are sites for Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Waller County, Liberty County, and Brazoria County.) Do be aware of new voter ID requirements, summarized on this PDF.

And if you aren’t registered to vote, now’s a great time to get yourself on the rolls for next time.

Thank you for voting!

Photo: Ed T [license]

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