Part of the Process, Part Two

I’m up a bit later tonight than I’d hoped. My alarm is going off tomorrow at 4:20. AM. My lunch is ready for packing in the fridge, my clothes are laid out ready to be worn. I am taking a pen, a notebook, and my cellphone (off). I’m nervous, which I did not expect. I can’t put my finger on it, it’s either an excited nervous, or a truly anxious nervous. It’s a grave responsibilty, to hold someone’s franchise as your responsibility, and I’m both excited about enabling folks, and scared that I might screw it up.

Tomorrow night, late, I’ll be posting my reflections on the day. If there’s anything you want to know about working as an election officer in Arlington, please leave it in the comments, and I’ll be glad to answer it as part of my entry tomorrow night.

Vote tomorrow. It’s your franchise, your county, your city, your community. Engage yourself. Don’t just sit back and yell, vote and be part of the system. Don’t like how it’s run? Run for office yourself. Be part of the system. Be part of the process.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

I live and work in the District of Columbia. I write at We Love DC, a blog I helped start, I work at Technolutionary, a company I helped start, and I’m happy doing both. I enjoy watching baseball, cooking, and gardening. I grow a mean pepper, keep a clean scorebook, and wash the dishes when I’m done. Read Why I Love DC.

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