The polls open in Ohio in a few minutes, and I’ll be heading off to cast my ballot before walking in to work.
There’s a certain sense of adventure in going to a new polling place — in our case, the Schiller Recreation Center in Schiller Park — and in this instance we’re not only changing voting locations, we’ve also changed from suburban voters to urban voters. For the first time, after working in Columbus for 30 years, we get to actually vote for the Mayor of Columbus, the City Council, and the School Board — as well as a modest slate of judges, state issues, and local tax levies. How can I pass up the opportunity to be heard about how my city should be governed?
I’m looking forward to exercising my franchise and getting my “I voted” sticker, and I hope that other Americans are, as well. Get out and vote, people!