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A Matter Of Opinion

A traditionalist speaks

Last night I marked my primary election ballot, sealed it as instructed, and laid it on the front seat of my car -- as a reminder. Tomorrow, after work, I'll drop it off in person at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Grand.
I really dislike voting by mail. I'm not talking about absentee ballots, which are a must for people who can't get to the polls. Most of us can, though, and should. I'll spare you the philosophical blather. Most Spokane County voters obviously disagree with me, as does a majority of the editorial board, as do every state or local elections official I know of. But until they strip me of that last vestige of participatory democracy, I'll vote in person. Will anyone be there with me?

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