I voted for assorted city council, school board, and library board positions. Since there was no information that I could find online, other than a list of candidate names, I spent about 30 minutes interviewing the people standing next to various signs.
In particular, I talked to the “Yes” and “No” sides of the Community Preservation Act, a plan to raise property taxes slightly (and get matching funds from the state) to make capital investments in open land and historical buildings and turn them into public spaces. The Yes side thinks it’s a great idea, the No side thinks that the committee in favor of it was formed in an underhanded way and that raising taxes is a burden on the predominantly working-class citizenry of Watertown.
An interest way to occupy my evening.
An observation: all of the poll workers were retirees. Yay for people choosing to use their daytime availability to help those who work.
Hmm… I didn’t get an “I Voted” sticker.
Still addicted to WoW.