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Voting in the primary

Voter turnout in primary elections is traditionally pretty weak, so who knows what to expect after the votes are counted next Tuesday night?
I’ve been keenly interested in this primary because I know many of the candidates personally, and because the Republican primary will have a lot to do with the political complexion of that party for the next couple of years. Will the Kansas G-O-P move further to the Right?
Casting my ballot was an easy process. I went to the Election Office in the Old County Courthouse, told the clerk my name and address, and she scanned the back of my driver’s license. The touch-screen voting machine gave me a couple of problems, which were easily solved with the assistance of a helpful public servant.
The whole thing was accomplished in ten minutes. I was the only voter there, at 4:30 on a Thursday afternoon.
I’m thinking about a mail-in ballot next time, to make voting even more convenient.
Our thought for today is from E. P. White:
“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half the people are right more than half the time.” 

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08/01/2012 1:07AM
Voting in the primary
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