In honor of the presidential debates last night, I am going to make this post political. Not so much one side or the other but more specifically about the ballot, I am going to be presented with this November.
In between the constitutional amendments and the state level and the school board, recycling, and other local options I am actually going to need to read my ballot to confirm I am selecting the option that aligns with what I think. What do I mean? There are 6 different yes/no questions showing up on my ballot this year, with the default being a “no” vote if not answered. To be fair the yes usually means we are changing something from the default, whether amending the state constitution like we decided to do for the Minnesota Legacy act or whether its increasing property taxes so the local recycling trucks will start composting too. As such the no’s usually are voting for no change (from the current). As such, I encourage people to look up what these various laws or changes are or aren’t changing and know the details about how they will or won’t affect you i.e. voting to raise property taxes when you don’t pay them.
Do you think the amount of choices on the ballot is getting a bit crazy? Confused by all the vote yes or no signs with different agendas? Let me know!