BIG DAY TODAY — the day we get to pick our new mayors and councils.
When I say ‘we,’ I mean those of us who actually do vote. We are a mere one-third of those who are eligible.
We’ve been scratching our heads for decades trying to figure it out. We think that if we can find ways to make voting easier, more people will do it. So we can now vote by mail — and indications are more people are doing it that way this time.
But that probably only means that a certain number of people who would have voted anyway are putting their ballots in a mailbox instead of in a ballot box at a polling station.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.