November 18, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Return to old voting days


We had an Election Day. News headlines predicted only 35 percent turnout in Spokane. We have the privilege of mailing or dropping our ballots off. How easy can it be? Thirty-five percent says only a few decide for all of us. Let us not complain when it doesn’t go our way.

On the flip side, Coeur d’Alene has polling places. You know, the old-fashioned way. They have no problems getting more than 35 percent of voters out. Back in the day, we used to vote at the little Marshall Fire Station, and later the church. Our kids always went, always watched, understood why we voted and why the decisions were important.

Maybe we need to go back to the voting booth and meet our neighbors, have a cookie and cup of coffee and participate in the politics of our city.

Vicki McBride


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