Not really, of course. But I do urge everyone who reads this blog in the US to vote today. In most areas, I realize this is an "off-year" election, with just municipal or county positions on the ballot. But, contrary to most beliefs, these are the positions that most affect our daily lives--the ones that determine our local tax rates, our schools, our roads, etc. I know my local precinct will probably see only a 10 percent turnout--and I wish I could go to every door in the community and say, "Unless you show up at the polls today, don't come to me in six months complaining about your trash pickup or the pothole in the road or whatever. Where were you when we choosing the people in charge of these things?"