Mention the year 2020, I get sighs and shaking heads, among other visceral negative reactions. The reason? You guessed it – it’s the year that Coronavirus barged into our life and etched a permanent memory that will hunt us for a long while.
Be that as it may, another event will happen in November and is inextricably tied to the pandemic – the US presidential election. On November 3 voters will cast their choices, either in-person or by mail, and write the history, in 87 days.
I am no political analyst. Nor am I going to predict who will be the tenant in the White House next. Plenty of pundits will do that honor. I on the other hand have declined to be a poll worker for this election. A job I had proudly served in last three election cycles.
Why the change of heart? In case you wondered – the answer is Coronavirus. Even with mask, social distancing, and personal protective equipment, I believe staying indoor, being in contact with lots of people for 12+ hours is a unnecessary risk. And one I rather avoid.
Would you vote in-person? or by mail (if available)?