En route to Chicago, on July 31, 2014, is where I completed my first election ballot.
I hurriedly filled out my absentee ballot for my vote in the Michigan Primary, and handed it to my parents as I stepped out of the car at the Detroit Metro North Terminal.
But for the November 4, 2014 Michigan General election, I was a bit more careful. This was my first time voting for Michigan government offices.
If I recall correctly, there were 36 positions to fill, along with three proposals. And in order for me to make an informed decision, this warranted many hours of research. And of course, as I’m sure (hopefully y’all are voting…) any of my 18yr+ readers will know, this is an enormously time consuming, brain confusing, and royal pain in the butt.
I honestly did as much as I could (under my abroad circumstances) to learn about the candidates for every position: from Attorney General of Michigan all the way through the State Board of Education, and down to the Board of Trustees for Oakland Community College.
This little envelope should be entering the mail tomorrow. Postage is the next task, though.
And for the curious: I voted a mixed ticket.