An ArmchairMayor editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IF YOU’VE already voted by the time you read this, good for you. If you haven’t, and aren’t sure whether you’ll bother, reconsider.
It feels good to vote. There’s something about parking your car and walking into a polling station where a bunch of other people are there for the same reason you are — to do your democratic thing.
Seriously, you get a good feeling chatting with returning staff, going into a voting booth and marking your X. The process actually only takes a minute or two. The part about marking your ballot, assuming you aren’t making up your mind on the spot, takes a literal second.
Then, you get a sticker, and you can take a selfie with an “I voted” poster in the background. It’s kind of cool, and as you go about the rest of your day you wear that sticker with pride.
Mel Rothenburger is the former editor of The Kamloops Daily News and a former mayor of Kamloops.