It’s finally here. Through the day I’ll update this post with my observations. Please use the comment feature to do the same.
As I emerged from the house for my early morning run, I found a neon green card protruding from under the door mat urging me to “Vote Chris for State Senate” in the Democratic Primary. This slip of paper was slightly damp which suggests someone left it last night. Doing a lit drop the night before the election (or the morning of) is a new phenomenon around here. In years past, the big drop would have occurred this past weekend, but despite the beautiful weather of Saturday and the cloudy but not raining conditions on Sunday, no literature was dropped here. I suppose the night-before/morning-of drop would be an effective last minute reminder to vote.
On my run, I had to evade one skunk, three dogs and one Budget rental truck which was rumbling from the Daley to the Bailey School at 5:15 am. Note to the election commission: the voting machines are safely in place in the precincts in the upper Highlands. As I passed the Daley School, I noticed two “Mike Lake for Auditor” signs stuck in the grass in front of the school. Leaving unattended signs at the polling place is a practice regularly followed in Boston and Cambridge (and perhaps elsewhere) but it’s never been done here. I don’t expect the signs to be there when I return to vote later today.