Sunday, March 06, 2016
An Idea Whose Times Has Come?
Let's not dismiss this out of hand. Yesterday, son-in-law went to cast his expatriate vote for the Democratic primaries in Vancouver. I guess the ex-pat vote is tallied and delegates (some, a few, who knows?) are allocated accordingly. SIL possibly, probably, undoubtedly voted for Bernie. He's for Sanders all the way.
What made the Vancouver ex-pat ballot interesting and something perhaps we might consider for our general elections is that it was held in a special polling place - The Wolf and the Hound, an apparently pleasant (Trip Advisor 4 stars) Irish-themed pub.
The best part is that voters could kill two or four, possibly six, birds with one stone - exercising their democratic franchise and slaking their thirst all within just the one establishment. That beats the hell out of the Baptist church hall where I always have to vote in constant fear of being waylaid and put through the trials of exorcism.
Somehow I'm thinking this might fix our flagging voter turnout.