Yeah, and I didn’t go to the Neiman Marcus meeting either. I’m a civic reprobate. And because of some new cable installation issue, I couldn't watch American Idol. So, I couldn't cast my vote for that outcome either.
Excuses, excuses for not voting in Tuesday's special election:
Deadlines at work. Late at work Monday night. The minor but typical family crisis. No time to study ballot measures to understand why 1B wouldn’t work if 1A didn’t pass. Not a Mt. Diablo Unified parent, but I’m sure my Walnut Creek school district friends will be displeased with me because they were urging us to get out to vote to save education $$$.
Slept poorly Monday night. Tired on Tuesday. No time at work to scan recommendations from different newspaper editorial pages. Listened to different opinions from different people I respect. Including hubby, who voted by absentee ballot. Tired when I got home. Too tired to do any quick studying. Didn’t feel I should vote unless I was more informed on what I was voting on.
Also, fed up with our dysfunctional state government, but I know that’s no excuse. I always vote. Always take pride in taking my son with me to vote.
Failed to perform my civic duty as a member of our great democracy. Am I the only one out there? I know I’m not.
One report says that fewer than a quarter of registered voters, and as few as 19 percent, voted, according to the Secretary of State’s office.