Well, I’ve just returned from the polls. Activity was pretty brisk with three of the six city council candidates in attendance and the rest represented by proxy. Not surprisingly, none of the House of Representative candidates had any staffers or volunteers, although there were a group of younger Republicans handing out sample ballots. Earlier today, the Harrisonburg Democratic Committee and the JMU Young Democrats were passing out leaflets encouraging passage of all three Constitutional amendments stating, “all three are widely supported, and none of them has any major opposition”. I guess they don’t read the conservative blogosphere do they? Anyway, while voting at about noon, I overheard that turnout at this polling place was already about 16%. 16%! Although you may think such a number is small, to have 16% when less than half of the voting day is gone and in a race where we have no statewide or presidential candidates is a pretty high number.
Update: Below are a few scenes from the Keister polling location in Harrisonburg, VA. Enjoy!