Normally this is where I’d encourage you to go make your voice heard and head to the polls, but jeez, why bother? In the Arlington area where I live, at least, the ballot is almost 50% uncontested seats. The only sections up for grabs are Sheriff and County Board, two slots I don’t have any strong opinion about. I’m not sure I’m even comfortable with the fact that Sheriff is an elected position – enforcing the law should be non-denominational, in my opinion.
If you’re in my area and strongly partisan, I’d advise you to print out the ballot from the above link. The evil electronic vote-eating machine we Arlingtonites use doesn’t identify party affiliation for County Board or Clerk.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs