If You Don't Vote...Don't Complain

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Real Estate Broker with Certified Realty Services BRE# 00572654

If You Don't Vote...Don't Complain.

That's what my sweet wife reminded me this morning.  Since I like to complain, I figured I better vote.

I already had my absentee ballot but I hadn't yet mailed it in.  So I marked my ballot at home and rode my bicycle about a 1.5 miles to Saratoga City Hall, the only polling place in Saratoga for this primary.

I was surprised no one was waiting in line to vote and just one person was in a voting booth.  That's the fewest people voting I've seen.  Perhaps there was just a lull while I was there, or perhaps people mailed absentee ballots, that was my original intention.

Since I had already filled-in my ballot all I needed to do was seal and sign the envelope, and put it in the brown box.  I think the brown box was for laggards like me--those who had unmailed absentee ballots.

I can even track my ballot with a new QR code.  Pretty high tech.

The multi-lingual population in Santa Clara County can be deduced from the 'Vote Here' sign.  Does anyone know what language "Bumoto Dito" is?  I like the rada tat tat sound. The other three are easy: Spanish, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

     

Lloyd Binen

Broker/Realtor/DRE 572654

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI)

19200 Shubert Drive

Saratoga, CA 95070

408-373-4411; e-mail

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Richard Weisser
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Lloyd...

It's a privilege that we should take advantage of at every opportunity

June 05, 2012 06:55 PM
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Lloyd Binen
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Kathy,  that's exactly what my wife told me this morning.  So I voted.  Thanks.

Leslie, so you haven't voted since 2000?  You gotta vote.

Mark, thanks.  That's what I figure too.

Richard,  Agreed.  Did you see the pictures of the long voting lines in Egypt last week?

June 05, 2012 08:23 PM
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Leslie G. Rojohn
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Oh, I have voted.  Every election and primary.  But I just don't believe it matters, really.  I think our elections are as crooked as some third world countries we insist on monitoring.  The oligarchs own our congress and our supreme court, and half of the country is so filled with hate and selfishness that the thought of helping anyone but themselves is no longer even a possibility.

June 06, 2012 05:44 AM
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Sharon Tara
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I have to agree with Leslie....crooked politicians have made it seem like it's hopeless.  I would love to believe that's not true.

June 06, 2012 08:48 AM
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Lloyd Binen
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Leslie and Sharon, yes, it's easy to become cynical, but you mustn't.

 

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