Sunday, October 24, 2004

Neighborhood Politics

I am the precinct Minority Inspector, not just a poll watcher. I spent last night with the neighborhood democrats, all of whom are in their 50s and 60s. I really felt like I was being handed the torch. I am positively giddy to be so involved in the election process. I get to run off thugs, candidates who try to campaign, decide when to use provisional ballots, and I get to count the votes!! I'm so excited. I'm hoping to become more involved in local politics which sometime affects us more than national ones. I'm still anxious about the national election but I'm feeling good about being more involved.