It starts today in Florida. If you’re in Miami-Dade County, here’s where to do it. You can also drop off your mail-in/absentee ballots at certain locations.
(Click on the pic to embiggen.)
According to NPR, over 28 million people have already voted, either through early voting in states like Texas, Virginia, and Illinois or mail-in.
Not that it matters, but I have decided to vote early as I did in 2008 and 2012. I voted on Election Day in 2016 and look what happened. I don’t buy into superstitions, but perhaps if I’d have voted early, it might have turned out differently, knock wood. So, I might join the socially-distant throng, take a book, and make a day of it.
But seriously, folks, this is not the time to get complacent. I know that there are articles in major papers warning about the Democrats being Nervous Nellies and saying it’s a lot closer race than the polls are saying. I also know they do that to guilt-trip their electorate into voting. This time around it’s the same story, although there’s a bit a of difference this time. There are no third-party candidates, and the incumbent is an all-too-well-known commodity. So is Joe Biden, and instead of going for a historic first such as the first woman president, we’re going for a candidate who is more like a comfortable known with an appropriate woke twist with Kamala Harris as the vice president.
I’ve always said I’d rather vote for a candidate than against one. This time it’s both.