In midterm elections like this, especially in local races, every vote counts.
EVERY. VOTE.Every vote can make a difference in an election. That means yes, it does matter whether or not you go to the polls today. No one is predicting a landslide in any of the races, so the decisions are not already made. God knows no one wants a runoff and another month-and-a-half of robocalls and political ads that intrude on the holidays.
There don't have to be runoffs if everyone registered takes ten minutes to cast their ballots.
I'm heading to the poll myself as soon as I get my last child on the school bus.
That's the general PSA part of the post.
VOTE NANCY JESTER FOR DEKALB DISTRICT 1There aren't too many people for whom I lend support 100% - not even some friends who I respect in day to day life. Nancy has earned that support from me and my family for two simple reasons:
1) She tells the truth.
2) She's willing to tell the truth even if she has to stand alone and take the slings and arrows while others scurry for cover.There are too few of these public officials left. We need every one that we can get. North DeKalb does not need a representative whose experience was gained via the favor of a now convicted felon. North DeKalb does not need a representative who can't decide what party he is allied with. North DeKalb does not need a representative who cannot control his behaviour and spends more time dealing with lawsuits and restraining orders than issues in office. North DeKalb does not need a representative whose world view is 50 years out of date.
That leaves one option. If everyone votes for the best candidate, there doesn't have to be a runoff.