A young person’s letter published Aug. 19 expressed frustration with the presidential candidates, ending with the thoughts of either writing in Mickey Mouse or not voting at all. Please, young person, I don’t know what the ballot will look like in Carrboro, but my ballot in Raleigh will have candidates for about 20 positions. Maybe you think both of the presidential candidates are jerks, but those other candidates, some of them are actually decent people, and they are local – the things they do will impact you directly.
Go look up your voter information at the N.C. Board of Elections website, see your sample ballot, research all those other candidates.
Can’t do much about the presidential, but some of those local candidates will win or lose by couple hundred votes. To me that’s where the excitement is.