While the official election date is Nov. 4, plenty have already voted absentee.
That just does not seem right to me. I understand there are legitimate reasons for an absentee ballot, but I have trouble convincing myself that convenience — mine or election officials — should be one of the reasons.
Although I dread visiting my precinct Tuesday because I fear it will be rife with confusion and general disorganization, and this year with many more voters, I have not let myself apply for an absentee ballot. I feel it is my cross to bear for the privilege of voting.
- Written by MIRIAM BAIER