They warned us that the ballot was going to be very long and confusing. It is. Eleven amendments, most of them Tea Party inspired, plus a bunch of judges. So I ordered my mail-in ballot on line so that I could research each vote. Normally when I go to the polling place on election day, I don't know everything I should know to vote intelligently. Really, who knows all those judges and school board members? And then there is something called the soil and water conservation district, what? I sat in front of the computer yesterday, and looked up each and every vote. I found the most valuable resource to be the Tea Party web site. I just looked at their endorsements, and voted the opposite. I had to be careful though. There were a couple of amendments that actually made sense, and I agreed with, like giving us old farts a bigger Homestead Exemption on our property taxes.
I was very tempted to vote for Roseanne Barr, but that would be very irresponsible. Like that write-in vote for Clerk of the Circuit Court.