My ballot came in the mail, and I look forward to filling it out. My vote this time is stirred less by a sense of civic obligation and more by a feeling of raw power.
The Pierce County auditor estimates that only one in four voters will return ballots. I will express my preferences by voting - for acquaintances I consider highly qualified for public office, others whose statements I have read, and particularly for Pierce County Advisory Vote 1.
I don’t think the county should be shackled to downtown property owners, and I think job opportunities for the East Side should be supported.
In voting, I quadruple my impact; I cast my ballot and proxies for the three others who don’t vote. If you disagree, remember that by not voting you give me four times the political power I might otherwise have had.
But if you agree, know that there are people who have differing opinions and will vote, giving them the same quadruple impact.
Help end the tyranny of the ruling 25 percent: Vote!