We kitties can’t vote, so it’s important that our humans do! And midterm and “special” elections are especially important. The weird thing is that humans don’t think so and they often skip them. Especially in years when they are fed up with the politicians who are in Washington and they don’t like who is running. That is not an excuse to avoid the polls! There is a lot of important stuff that goes on that will make a difference in your lives — propositions, local offices, judges and stuff that maybe you humans consider “boring.” But let me tell you a secret: these are the very things that make the most difference in your lives. The local politicians and propositions are the ones who determine the day-to-day quality of life in your town, how good your schools are, how quickly street repairs get done, whether any changes can get made at your local animal control facility — even how many cats you are allowed to have! Don’t you want to make sure you have a voice in all that, and elect people and vote for propositions that will make some of these things work in your favor (and your cats’ favor)? Of course, voting for those Washington humans is important, but you will feel the most impact from all the other things on that ballot.
My human looked over her sample ballot, did her homework and made sure she marked off every single item. And because her boyfriend is kind of lazy when it comes to voting, she made sure he did the same thing. (I think it is called “nagging.”) They like voting in person because it is a pleasant stroll through our pretty neighborhood to get to their polling place. They may stop somewhere to have dinner on the way back.
Binga and Boodie feel the same way I do. Binga, however, does not agree with everything that my human is voting on, so she is standing on her sample ballot. I don’t think that is going to stop her from voting though.
Boodie is trying to pretend she knows what is going on in this election, but I think that is stretching it a bit.
She even believes humans still vote by pulling on a lever! That shows how out of touch she is.
Don’t be out of touch! If you live in the U.S. and were thinking of not bothering to vote today, please reconsider! It is elections like these where your vote really counts!