The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle has a neat article about election inspectors working the polls this year. It’s a quick look into what goes on in the polling places each election, and the people who are working there to make sure voting goes smoothly.
I found it particularly interesting to see what inspectors had to say about their duties in part because I’m also an inspector. I’ll be traveling to a number of districts in east Webster this Tuesday. You can see a little bit about what we do in the article.
This year may not feature a presidential election, but voting is still important. Even more important than voting, though, is voting smart. Be sure to be educated about the races in your district before you go to the polls this Tuesday.
Taking a cue from Dave, I have now listed Digital Brainwaves as an “Everyday Life” blog on the Rochester Wiki, RocWiki.org. Go have a look at not just other Rochester area blogs there, but articles about a great many restaurants, locations, people and events in the Rochester area, with all content created by its readers.
An Ontario County father has died, and it’s a shame, for he is truly a hero.
Sean Dusinberre apparently lost control of his car, in which he was driving with two of his sons, Joshua, 13 and Dylan, 3, and crashed into a pond. Kicking out the windows to let his kids escape, he told Joshua to swim to shore while he carried Dylan. Sean gave his life to save his kids, as both boys survived, but he did not.
It’s a shame he’s not with us any longer to be honored as a hero, for that is indeed what he is.
Voting for the sacrificial lamb when you know the huge incumbent is going to win by a huge margin anyway isn’t all that satisfying.Â But now that I live in a district that’s actually in contention instead of locked-in as Democrat, it’s an interesting change of pace to read about the different candidates for office, and prepare for a decision that actually means something.
Today, the Democrat and Chronicle covers the two candidates running for the open seat (incumbent Rep. Jim Walsh (R) is not running for reelection) in New York’s 25th congressional district.
Starbucks announced at the first of this month that they would be closing 600 underperforming locations in a cost-saving move.
The Huffington Post has the list of the 600, and only two Rochester-area stores appear to be closing — one in Geneseo…
9484 GENESEO 4262 LAKEVILLE RD GENESEO NY
…and one in Greece.
7343 GREECE 2150 RIDGE RD W GREECE NY
Anyone (here in Rochester or anywhere else) losing their favorite store?
With reported record-low turnout in the Rochester area, 2007′s Election Day has come and gone, with not a lot of change in our area. I’m still waiting to see results of the ballot propositions.
In other election news, I’m thinking about applying to be an election inspector next year. Anyone in the audience (all 7 of you) done this in the past?